house of Plantagenet, also called house of Anjou or Angevin dynasty, royal house of England, which reigned from 1154 to 1485 and provided 14 kings, 6 of whom belonged to the cadet houses of Lancaster and York. The royal line descended from the union between Geoffrey, count of Anjou (died 1151), and the empress Matilda, daughter of the English king Henry I. Although well established, the ...
They produced England’s best and worst kings: Henry II and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, twice a queen and the most famous woman in Christendom; their son Richard the Lionheart, who fought Saladin in the Third Crusade; and his conniving brother King John, who was forced to grant his people new rights under the Magna Carta, the basis for our own bill of rights.
Plantagenet Kings were thus the richest family in Europe and ruled England and half of France. Their name came from planta genista, the Latin for yellow broom flower, which the Counts of Anjou wore as an emblem on their helmets. This dynasty is normally subdivided into three parts. 1154-1216 - The first Plantagenet kings were the Angevins
Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-century Colonists: the Descent from the Later Plantagenet Kings of England, Henry III, Edward I, Edward II, and Edward III, of Emigrants from England and Wales to the North American Colonies Before 1701 (2nd ed., 1999), Faris, David, (2nd edition.
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1154 - 1216 The Angevins (The first Plantagenet kings) 1216 - 1399 Plantagenets. 1399 - 1461 The House of Lancaster. 1461 - 1485 The House of York. 1485 -1603 The Tudors. 1603 - 1649 and 1660 - 1714 The Stuarts. 1714 -1901 The House of Hanoverians. 1901 -1910 and 1910 - Today Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and The Windsors ©
This treaty ceded control of all of England, with the exception of Wessex, to Canute. It also stated that when one of the kings died the other would take all of England… Edmund died later that year, probably assassinated. CANUTE (CNUT THE GREAT) THE DANE 1016 – 1035 Canute became king of all England following the death of Edmund II.