Plantagenet line


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Noun1.Plantagenet line - the family name of a line of English kings that reigned from 1154 to 1485Plantagenet line - 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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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.
City academic Matthew Ward was ushered in to see the bones after the University of Leicester confirmed DNA had proved it was the Plantagenet line king.
Dr Philip Shaw, from the University of Leicester's School of English, used two letters penned by the last king of the Plantagenet line more than 500 years ago to try to piece together what the monarch would have sounded like.