Definition of Yorkist in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈjɔːkɪst


  • An adherent or a supporter of the House of York, especially in the Wars of the Roses.
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    • Only then did she fully take over the reins of government in her husband's name to set out to destroy the Yorkists.
    • The Yorkists defeated the Lancastrians at the Battle of Barnet, in the War of the Roses.
    • The Yorkists and Lancastrians exchange a violent parley.


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  • Relating to the House of York: the town rallied itself to the Yorkist cause
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    • By marrying Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV, Henry VII then proffered the essential palliative to those Yorkist defectors who had joined him against Richard in the first place.
    • The first challenge from Yorkist irreconcilables came as soon as April 1486, was headed by Lord Lovel and the Hastings brothers, and was put down without difficulty.
    • We've been shadow boxing with our own version of a Lancastrian and Yorkist rivalry.

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