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- Family name of a line of English kings from Henry II to Richard III (1154–1485).
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- noun the family name of a line of English kings that reigned from 1154 to 1485
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No one beholding the proud bearing of the new monarch would have supposed that his family emblem, the lowly broom-plant (_Planta genista_), from which came the name Plantagenet, had been adopted by an ancestor of Richard's in token of humility.
With Spurs of Gold Heroes of Chivalry and their Deeds Frances Nimmo Greene 1885
From this he adopted the name Plantagenet, and the kings who descended from him and ruled England for more than three hundred years are called the Plantagenets.
Famous Men of the Middle Ages Addison B. Poland 1885
The former I called the Plantagenet, and ascended it through La Salle,
Memoirs of 30 Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers Schoolcraft, H R 1851
I called the Plantagenet, and ascended it through La Salle, Marquette, and Assawa Lakes to a small creek at the foot of the Hauteur des Terres.
Personal Memoirs of a Residence of Thirty Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers Henry Rowe Schoolcraft 1828
[Footnote: The name Plantagenet came from the peculiar badge, a sprig of broom-plant (_plante de genet_), adopted by one of the early members of the House.
General History for Colleges and High Schools Philip Van Ness Myers
HENRY II., as you know, got his name Plantagenet from his father, Geoffrey of Anjou, who used to wear a piece of planta genista in his helmet.
An Island Story: A History of England for Boys and Girls Henrietta Elizabeth 1920
Edith was understood to be an orphan; and though she was called Plantagenet, and the Fair Maid of Anjou, and admitted by Richard to certain privileges only granted to the royal family, and held her place in the circle accordingly, yet few knew; and none acquainted with the Court of England ventured to ask, in what exact degree of relationship she stood to Cur de Lion.
The Talisman 1894
"The Talisman" lately, and the Plantagenet was her ideal of manly excellence.
Vixen, Volume I. 1875
It was said, a few years ago, that a Plantagenet was a butcher in a suburb of London.
Folkways A Study of the Sociological Importance of Usages, Manners, Customs, Mores, and Morals William Graham Sumner 1875
Geoffrey of Anjou, his appearance and character; married to Empress Maude; origin of his surname Plantagenet; death.
Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II Charlotte Mary Yonge 1862
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