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Lancastrian line   /lˌæŋkˈæstriən laɪn/   Listen
Lancastrian line

The English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461; its emblem was a red rose.  Synonyms: House of Lancaster, Lancaster.

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"Lancastrian line" Quotes from Famous Books

... heir to the throne was Isabella's elder half-brother Henry. Her mother was the Princess of Portugal, so that on both sides she was descended from John of Gaunt, the father of our Lancastrian line. Both her childhood and that of Ferdinand of Aragon, a year her junior, were passed amidst tumultuous scenes of civil war. Henry, good-natured, incompetent, and debauched, yielded himself to favourites, hence he was more than once almost rejected from his throne. Old King John ...
— The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII. - Modern History • Arthur Mee

Words linked to "Lancastrian line" :   Bolingbroke, royalty, Henry Bolingbroke, royal house, Henry V, royal family, dynasty, Henry IV, Lancastrian, royal line, Henry VI

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