Definition of House of York

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

Exact synonyms: York
Generic synonyms: Dynasty, Royal Family, Royal House, Royal Line, Royalty
Member holonyms: Richard Iii



Lexicographical Neighbors of House Of York

Hounsfield unit
Housatonic
Housatonic River
House
House of Commons
House of Hanover
House of Islam
House of Keys
House of Lancaster
House of Lords
House of Parliament
House of Representatives
House of Tudor
House of War
House of Windsor
House of York (current term)
Houses of Parliament
Housing and Urban Development
Housman
Houssay animal
Houssay syndrome
Houston
Houston's folds
Houston's valves
Houston, we have a problem
Hout Bay
Houttuynia
Houyhnhnm
Houyhnhnms

Literary usage of House of York

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England, from by John Campbell Campbell (1847)
"... must write another treatise upon the disputed question of the succession, in support of the claim of the house of York against the house of Lancaster. ..."

2. History of the English People by John Richard Green (1878)
"... this gleam of returning fortune only brought a more fatal ruin on the House of Lancaster and seated the House of York more firmly on the throne. ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"Nevertheless, the crown descended regularly from Henry IV to his son and grandson, Henry V and VI: in the latter of whose reigns the house of York asserted ..."

4. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1882)
"—Regencies —Instances of them enumerated — Pretensions of the House of York, and War of the Roses — Edward IV. — Conclusion. THOUGH the undisputed accession ..."

5. Chambers's Biographical Dictionary: The Great of All Times and Nations by Francis Hindes Groome, David Patrick (1898)
"Edward III,'s fourth son Edmund founded that House of York which fought the Wars of the Koses. Jame* п. was recognised as Duke of York from 1660 till hu ..."

6. The Constitutional History of England in Its Origin and Development by William Stubbs (1880)
"The house of York failed, as the house of Lancaster had failed, to justify its existence by wise administration. As to the constitutional side of the ..."

7. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1890)
"In the hope of escaping from this condition of things, the nation had submitted to a transfer of the crown to the house of York from that of Lancaster. ..."

8. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1872)
"Regencies — Instances of them enumerated — Pretensions of the House of York, and War of the Roses — Edward IV. ..."

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