In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Plantagenet femeninothe Plantagenets — los Plantagenet
- It seems likely that the Plantagenets brought the sweet to England.
- The series depicted the reigns and relationships of the first three Plantagenets, and the tie-in book was written by an eminent historian.
- After John's death, William, more than any other perhaps, saved England for the Plantagenets following French invasion.
- The Mafiosi are merely the Plantagenets of our day: removed, exalted, unbound by law.
- John (a Plantagenet, brother to Richard the Lionheart) reigned over a highly sophisticated (for the time) and rapidly expanding English empire.
- Thus began the rivalry between the Capetians and the Plantagenets as well as the birth of the Gothic style in France.
- Philip spent the first years of his reign battling the Plantagenets.
- There was a history of friendship between the Plantagenets and Dermot, which meant that Dermot was so confident of Henry's goodwill that he travelled all the way to Aquitaine to see him.
- While the Plantagenets fought in France, the French used the Scots alliance to check them.
- The most important secular story for the Angevins and Plantagenets and their successors has long been acknowledged to be the eponymous foundation of Britain by Brutus.
- The story of the cutting of the elm could be allegorical, denoting the split between the Plantagenets and King Philip III.
- The first half of the play did not unravel or rise above the complexities of the plotting and infighting of the Plantagenets.
- With flamboyance, energy and not a little twisted humour, the last of the Plantagenets states his case.
- The House of Lords is now an appointed chamber, as it was under the Plantagenets.
- He was ruthless when crossed and some of his contemporaries uneasily credited the story that his family, the Plantagenets, were descended from the Devil - a tale that the Plantagenets themselves delighted to encourage.
- The Plantagenets wanted him christened Henry after his grandfather, but Constance named him Arthur for the legendary King Arthur, a name to conjure with among the Bretons.
- From the accession of Henry II in England through Richard III, Europe was besieged by an alliance between Venice and the evil Plantagenets, especially the House of Anjou.
- Another faction, somewhat overlapping the first, were tired of what they viewed as the excesses of the Plantagenets and wanted a return of their ‘liberties.’
- With all the stubbornness of the Plantagenets, Richard refused to yield.
- Married four times he was convinced that his son, a manager of a Philadelphia restaurant, was the last of the Plantagenets and the rightful King of England.
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