Definitions

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

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Examples

  • The House of York is a good House, and the king is a good king, but trade is trade.

    The Last of the Barons — Volume 01

  • I spend my days—which get shorter all the time as the evenings draw in on this most miserable year—on my knees, and I pray to God to let this dark night pass, to let this cold winter pass, and to throw down the House of York and let the House of Lancaster come home.

    The Red Queen

  • My husband is pessimistic about the state of the country, as if the loss of the usurper House of York brings rain and discontent.

    The Red Queen

  • But there must be a brief moment of determined slaughter, and then the House of York will be finished, but for Duke Richard, and my son will be two steps closer to the throne.

    The Red Queen

  • We may all be cousins, but they are of the House of York and we are of the House of Lancaster.

    The Red Queen

  • He is enemy to the House of York, but he thinks highly of Warwick and admires the courage of the boy of York, and surrendered his sword to him.

    The Red Queen

  • “We have long been in service to the House of York,” I remark.

    The Red Queen

  • I was truly preparing to lower myself to marry one of the House of York—and then I find that he has taken young Anne to bed and it is all over.

    The Red Queen

  • Looks like the House of York has turned against you.

    The Red Queen

  • But anyway, what son of the House of York could ever give up power?

    The Red Queen

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