Definition of Angevin in English:
1.1Any of the Plantagenet kings of England, especially those who were also counts of Anjou (Henry II, Richard I, and John).
- Before the loss of Normandy and most of the other Angevin lands in France by King John, the Angevins understandably devoted their attention to their primary French estates.
- The most important secular story for the Angevins and Plantagenets and their successors has long been acknowledged to be the eponymous foundation of Britain by Brutus.
- Early in 1141 the Angevins captured Stephen in a battle at Lincoln.
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1Relating to Anjou.
1.1Relating to or denoting the Plantagenets: the Angevin kings
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- Under the Norman and Angevin kings the pleas of the crown were noted by the sheriff and any fines due to the king from these offences were collected by him.
- It should be remembered, however, that before the 13th century, the Norman and then Angevin kings paid little attention personally to extending their authority into Wales or Ireland.
- After all, when it came to minting coins the Angevins introduced Angevin practice into both England and Normandy.
Definition of Angevin in:
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