Plantagenet


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Plan·tag·e·net

 (plăn-tăj′ə-nĭt)
Family name of a line of English kings from Henry II to Richard III (1154-1485).

Plantagenet

(plænˈtædʒɪnɪt)
n
(Biography) a line of English kings, ruling from the ascent of Henry II (1154) to the death of Richard III (1485)
[C12: from Old French, literally: sprig of broom, with reference to the crest of the Angevin kings, from Latin planta sprig + genista broom]

Plan•tag•e•net

(plænˈtædʒ ə nɪt)

n.
a member of the royal house that ruled England from the accession of Henry II in 1154 to the death of Richard III in 1485.
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Noun1.Plantagenet - the family name of a line of English kings that reigned from 1154 to 1485Plantagenet - the family name of a line of English kings that reigned from 1154 to 1485
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"
Henry II - first Plantagenet King of England; instituted judicial and financial reforms; quarreled with archbishop Becket concerning the authority of the Crown over the church (1133-1189)
Henry III - son of King John and king of England from 1216 to 1272; his incompetence aroused baronial opposition led by Simon de Montfort (1207-1272)
John Lackland, King John, John - youngest son of Henry II; King of England from 1199 to 1216; succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I; lost his French possessions; in 1215 John was compelled by the barons to sign the Magna Carta (1167-1216)
Richard Coeur de Lion, Richard I, Richard the Lionheart, Richard the Lion-Hearted - son of Henry II and King of England from 1189 to 1199; a leader of the Third Crusade; on his way home from the crusade he was captured and held prisoner in the Holy Roman Empire until England ransomed him in 1194 (1157-1199)
Richard II - King of England from 1377 to 1399; he suppressed the Peasant's Revolt in 1381 but his reign was marked by popular discontent and baronial opposition in British Parliament and he was forced to abdicate in 1399 (1367-1400)
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``With Richard Plantagenet, sayest thou?'' continued Fitzurse.
``With Richard Plantagenet,'' replied De Bracy, with Richard C ur-de-Lion with Richard of England.''
``Ay, but I promise you,'' said De Bracy, ``that neither Tristram nor Lancelot would have been match, hand to hand, for Richard Plantagenet, and I think it was not their wont to take odds against a single man.''
At first it was suppressed by one of the Plantagenet kings of England.
Helen Plantagenet is deeply grieved to have to confess that I took the first place in algebra yesterday unfairly.
I don't like Helen Plantagenet; but at least she is a lady.'
In recent years, Cole and his partner Penelope Johnson enjoyed notable success over jumps with their home-bred horses, including Plantagenet, Blackdown Hills and Nelson's Touch, as well as the The Pink'N, an eyecatching Goodwood two-year-old winner last October.
Henry II of England also adopted it as his device, and its mediaeval name Planta genista, gave rise to the Plantagenet line of monarchs; it may still be seen on the Great Seal of Richard I.
The remains of the 13th-century Greyfriars, where the last Plantagenet king was laid to rest after his death in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, has been listed as a scheduled monument.
Plantagenet can be backed to run with honour at Hereford.
Plantagenet is clearly going to win races over fences and this threemile-one-furlong handicap chase looks an ideal next staging post as Mullins attempts to keep the good run going.
Webster, Paul, and Marie-Pierre Gelin, eds, The Cult of St Thomas Becket in the Plantagenet World, c.