House of Plantagenet

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House of Plantagenet
Royal Arms of England (1198-1340).svg
Armorial of Plantagenet
Country: Kingdom of England, Kingdom of France, Lordship of Ireland, Principality of Wales
Parent House: Angevins
Founder: Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou
Final Ruler: Richard III of England
Founding Year: 1126
Dissolution: 1485
Ethnicity: French, English
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The House of Plantagenet ruled England in some form or another from the reign of Henry II, beginning in 1154, until the House of Tudor came to power when Richard III fell at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.

It goes back to the Angevin counts (from 1360, dukes) of the western French province of Anjou. Three dynasties belong to it: Angevins, House of Lancaster (Lancastrians) and House of York (Yorkists). Lancastrians and Yorkists fought against each other the Wars of the Roses to get the crown for their dynasty alone.

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