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House of Lancaster


from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461; its emblem was a red rose


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  • His family is called the House of Lancaster, because his father had been Duke of Lancaster.

    Young Folks' History of England

  • Wales is held by a Tudor for the House of Lancaster, once more.

    The Red Queen

  • In his house, my son, my own son, the flower of the House of Lancaster, learns to speak of the usurper with respect, to admire the so-called ravishing beauty of his hastily married wife, the commoner Elizabeth, and to pray for an heir for their accursed house.

    The Red Queen

  • Lord Stanley is a widower born loyal to my House of Lancaster, but never very certain in his preference.

    The Red Queen

  • We may be of the House of Lancaster; but everyone who lives close enough to London to hear the gossip of the court knows better than to lay down his life for a king that they have heard is half-mad, and a queen who is a Frenchwoman and a virago as well.

    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

  • If you are of the House of Lancaster, you follow the call.

    The Red Queen

  • The poor women use the loop to hook their babies up on a roof beam when they are cooking, or doing their work, but this boy, who is the newest baby in the House of Lancaster, will be rocked and carried by a team of nursemaids.

    The Red Queen

  • “And in those circumstances there would be a great chance for the House of Lancaster.”

    The Red Queen

  • He is of the House of Lancaster, but he dislikes and fears the queen.

    The Red Queen


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