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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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In the meantime, he was strengthening his own faction in the kingdom, of which he proposed to dispute the succession, in case of the King's death, with the legitimate heir, Arthur Duke of Brittany, son of Geoffrey Plantagenet, the elder brother of John.
Helen Plantagenet is deeply grieved to have to confess that I took the first place in algebra yesterday unfairly.
They inherit Plantagenet blood by direct descent, and Tudor on the distaff side.
At first it was suppressed by one of the Plantagenet kings of England.
Did they sit up for the folks at the Pineries, when Ralph Plantagenet, and Gwendoline, and Guinever Mango had the same juvenile complaint?
Award-winning journalist and historian Dan Jones presents Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty: The Plantagenets, a documentary focusing upon the rulers who brutally crushed all opposition to rule England from 1154 to 1485.
Remember what happened to the Plantagenets, Mr Cameron.
CHOICE Dan Jones Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty Channel 5, 9pm Powerful storytelling and dramatic reconstruction bring to life one of the most bloody and violent chapters in British history as Dan Jones explores the lives of the Plantagenets, who ruled England and much of France during the Middle Ages.