What is House of York?

  • (noun): The English royal house (a branch of the Plantagenet line) that reigned from 1461 to 1485; its emblem was a white rose.
    Synonyms: York

House Of York

The House of York was a cadet branch of the English royal House of Plantagenet. Three of its members became Kings of England in the late 15th century. The House of York was descended in the male line from Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, the fourth surviving son of Edward III, but also represented Edward's senior line, being cognatic descendants of Lionel, Duke of Clarence, Edward III's second surviving son. It is based on these descents that they claimed the English crown. Compared with the House of Lancaster, it had a senior claim to the throne of England according to cognatic primogeniture but junior claim according to the agnatic primogeniture.

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House Of York - Legacy - Yorkist Kings of England
11 April 1471–1483 28 April 1442 Rouen son of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York and Cecily Neville Elizabeth Woodville Grafton Regis 1 May 1464. 1452 Fotheringhay Castle son of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York and Cecily Neville Anne Neville Westminster Abbey 12 July 1 ... son 22 August 1485 Bosworth Field age 32 (killed in battle) ...
Armorial Of Plantagenet - Cadets - House of York
... Dukes of York issued from Edmund of Langley, fourth son of Edward III ... Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York (1341 † 1402) ... Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York (c ...
Genealogy Of The British Royal Family - House of York
... Elizabeth of York, daughter of King Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville ... King Edward IV of England, son of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York and Cecily of Neville ... Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, son of Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge and Anne de Mortimer ...

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