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Lan·cas·ter 1(lăng′kə-stər, lăn′-)
English royal house that from 1399 to 1461 produced three kings of England—Henry IV, Henry V, and Henry VI. During the Wars of the Roses its symbol was a red rose.
Lan·cas′tri·an (lăng-kăs′trē-ən) adj. & n.
Lan·cas·ter 2(lăng′kə-stər, -kăs′tər, lăn′-)
1. A city of northwest England north of Liverpool. Chartered in 1193, it was built on the site of a Roman frontier station.
2. A city of southeast Pennsylvania west of Philadelphia. A trade center in a rich farming region, it was settled by German Mennonites c. 1709 and was the meeting place of the Continental Congress in 1777.
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(Placename) a city in NW England, former county town of Lancashire, on the River Lune: castle (built on the site of a Roman camp); university (1964). Pop: 45 952 (2001)
(Biography) the English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461
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Lan•cas•ter(ˈlæŋ kə stər; for 3,4 also -kæs tər)
1. a member of the English royal family that reigned 1399–1461, descended from John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster.
2. a city in Lancashire, in NW England. 133,600.
3. a city in SE Pennsylvania. 58,980.
4. a town in S California. 115,675.
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|Noun||1.||Lancaster - a city in northwestern England |
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Lancastrian - a resident of Lancaster
|2.||Lancaster - the English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461; its emblem was a red rose|
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
royal family, royal house, royal line, royalty - royal persons collectively; "the wedding was attended by royalty"
Lancastrian - a member (or supporter) of the house of Lancaster
Bolingbroke, Henry Bolingbroke, Henry IV - the first Lancastrian king of England from 1399 to 1413; deposed Richard II and suppressed rebellions (1367-1413)
Henry V - son of Henry IV and King of England from 1413 to 1422; reopened the Hundred Years' War and defeated the French at Agincourt (1387-1422)
Henry VI - son of Henry V who as an infant succeeded his father and was King of England from 1422 to 1461; he was taken prisoner in 1460 and Edward IV was proclaimed king; he was rescued and regained the throne in 1470 but was recaptured and murdered in the Tower of London (1421-1471)
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