Lancastrian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Lancastrian of or relating to the English city of Lancaster or its residents "Lancastrian city center"
    • adj Lancastrian of or relating to the former English royal house or their supporters "Lancastrian royalty"
    • n Lancastrian a resident of Lancaster
    • n Lancastrian a member (or supporter) of the house of Lancaster
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Lancastrian In English history, of or pertaining to the dukes or the royal house of Lancaster. The Lancastrian kings, descendants of John of Gaunt, fourth son of Edward III. and first duke of Lancaster, were Henry IV., V., and VI., 1399–1461; and the Lancastrian party finally triumphed under their indirect representative Henry VII., the first of the Tudors, 1485–1509. See II.
    • n Lancastrian In Eng, hist., an adherent of the house of Lancaster; a supporter of the claims to the crown of the Lancastrian line, as against the Yorkists, especially in the contests called the wars of the Roses (which see, under rose), 1455–85.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Lancastrian lang-kas′tri-an pertaining to the dukes or the royal house of Lancaster
    • n Lancastrian an adherent of the house of Lancaster, as against the Yorkists, in the Wars of the Roses (1455-85)
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Usage

In literature:

The Lancastrians had expected to find Prince Richard himself in the castle, but he was not there.
"Richard III" by Jacob Abbott
THE GROUP ROUND THE DEATH-BED OF THE LANCASTRIAN WIDOW BOOK IX.
"The Works Of Edward Bulwer-Lytton A Linked Index to the Project Gutenberg Editions" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Lancastrian on the title Duchess of Lancaster, 320.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
Bury), but was subsequently forfeited by Thomas Courtenay (1432-1462), a Lancastrian who was beheaded after the battle of Towton.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
Bell and Lancastrian Schools, 111, 112.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
Nor would I if I could, for he was a Lancastrian.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
His proud queen was in the North rallying the scattered Lancastrians.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
The small town of Shoreby-on-the-Till was full of the Lancastrian nobles of the neighbourhood.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 8 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
To the first group belongs the Lancastrian case of 1612, which, however, may also be classed under the last heading.
"A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718" by Wallace Notestein
Extra taxes on aliens were levied under both Lancastrian and Yorkist rulers with little profit.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 4" by Various
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In poetry:

Far on the right, the dim Lancastrian plains,
In pallid distance, glimmer thro' the sky,
Tho', hid by jutting rocks, thy splendid fanes,
Commercial Liverpool, elude the eye.
"Hoyle Lake" by Anna Seward

In news:

Kay 's popularity rests on his old-fashioned love of a great gag, delivered in a heavy Lancastrian accent with just enough of a knowing modern twist.
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