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House of York   /haʊs əv jɔrk/   Listen
House of York

The English royal house (a branch of the Plantagenet line) that reigned from 1461 to 1485; its emblem was a white rose.  Synonym: York.

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"House of York" Quotes from Famous Books

... the period when more children could be expected. Though descent in the female line was not formally denied, no queen regent had ever, in fact, sat upon the throne; nor was the claim distinctly admitted, or the claim of the House of York would have been unquestionable. It was, therefore, with no little anxiety that the council of Henry VIII. perceived his male children, on whom their hopes were centred, either born dead, or dying one after another within a few days ...
— The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI. • Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton

Words linked to "House of York" :   Richard III, royal family, royal line, royalty, York, royal house, dynasty

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