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.
Generic synonyms: Dynasty, Royal Family, Royal House, Royal Line, Royalty
Member holonyms: Richard Iii
Lexicographical Neighbors of House Of York
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. ..."