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York 1

Ruling house of England that from 1461 to 1485 produced three kings of England—Edward IV, Edward V, and Richard III. During the Wars of the Roses its symbol was a white rose.

York′ist adj. & n.

York 2

1. A city of northern England on the Ouse River northeast of Leeds. Originally a Celtic settlement, it was later held by Romans, Angles, Danes, and Normans.
2. A city of southern Pennsylvania south-southeast of Harrisburg. Settled in 1735, it was the meeting place of the Continental Congress in 1777-1778 during the British occupation of Philadelphia.


(ˈjɔːkɪst) English history
(Historical Terms) a member or adherent of the royal house of York, esp during the Wars of the Roses
(Historical Terms) of, belonging to, or relating to the supporters or members of the house of York


(ˈyɔr kɪst)

1. an adherent or member of the royal family of York, esp. in the Wars of the Roses.
2. of or pertaining to the Yorkists.
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The group wants the last Yorkist king's remains to be re-interred in York Minster as they believe that was the monarch's wish.
The last in the Yorkist line of English kings is set to be interred at Leicester Cathedral after remains buried under a council car park were identified as his, thanks to DNA testing.
Mr Seward describes these attempts to unseat the new Welsh dynasty in all their bloody ferocity but he also describes the fears (one could say phobias) of the first two Tudors at the thought of a successful Yorkist uprising.
Her previous book, The White Queen, followed the life of Yorkist Elizabeth Woodville, mother of the ill-fated Princes in the Tower.
But as the sister of Edward IV, the newly crowned Yorkist King of England, in an age of civil war, Margaret is not allowed the liberty of preferences.
The March battle--reputedly the bloodiest ever to have been fought on English soil--was significant at the time, as the decisive Yorkist victory over the Lancastrians led to the coronation of King Edward IV later that year.
Events at home under the Yorkist and early Tudor kings absorbed much of the attention of the order: thus they "were more or less compelled to organize their crusading during lulls in the fighting" at home (89).
The Lancastrian and Yorkist armies ran out of ammunition and threw food at each other.
7) The second part (lines 58-117) refers sympathetically, by their cognizances, to a group of Yorkist lords, and their resolution to resist the kind of `treason' that had been attributed to Suffolk and his affinity: Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick (the ragged staff); John Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk (the white lion); William Neville, Lord Fauconberg (the fish hook); and Edward, formerly Earl of March, and briefly Duke of York during the first two months of 1461, before he was proclaimed king early in March (the rose).