Plantagenet

[ plan-taj-uh-nit ]
/ plænˈtædʒ ə nɪt /

noun

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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Plantagenet
/ (plænˈtædʒɪnɪt) /

noun

a line of English kings, ruling from the ascent of Henry II (1154) to the death of Richard III (1485)

Word Origin for Plantagenet

C12: from Old French, literally: sprig of broom, with reference to the crest of the Angevin kings, from Latin planta sprig + genista broom
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