House of Lancaster


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Noun1.House of Lancaster - the English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461; its emblem was a red rose
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
royal family, royal house, royal line, royalty - royal persons collectively; "the wedding was attended by royalty"
Lancastrian - a member (or supporter) of the house of Lancaster
Bolingbroke, Henry Bolingbroke, Henry IV - the first Lancastrian king of England from 1399 to 1413; deposed Richard II and suppressed rebellions (1367-1413)
Henry V - son of Henry IV and King of England from 1413 to 1422; reopened the Hundred Years' War and defeated the French at Agincourt (1387-1422)
Henry VI - son of Henry V who as an infant succeeded his father and was King of England from 1422 to 1461; he was taken prisoner in 1460 and Edward IV was proclaimed king; he was rescued and regained the throne in 1470 but was recaptured and murdered in the Tower of London (1421-1471)
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After reading The House Of Lancaster, it's evident that, given his impressive managerial abilities and complete lack of ego (the author reveals that he was "not best pleased" to discover a book was being written about him), Stuart Lancaster could yet emulate the achievements of Britain's greatest sporting coaches.
The principal character is young Richard, born to the House of York, which is locked in a vicious, bitter, and bloody rivalry with the House of Lancaster.
Many of these Yorkists escaped to join Henry Tudor of the House of Lancaster in Brittany.
The Starks bear resemblance to the House of York who were northerners and Lannisters who are compared to the House of Lancaster, the affluent southerners.
He was a member of the house of Lancaster, an opportunist who began building an army upon learning of the disappearance of the two princes in the Tower.
The year was 1464 and England had been at war for nine years, battling over who was the rightful king with a war between two sides of the same family, the House of York and the House of Lancaster.
The happy bachelor is a direct descendant of England's House of York, whose squabbles with the House of Lancaster became known as the Wars of the Roses and were dramatised by William Shakespeare.