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Angevin dynasty

A royal dynasty descended from the counts of Anjou that provided the kings of England 1154-1485 (also known as the Plantagenets). Only the first three - Henry II, Richard I and John - are called Angevin monarchs. In this period the Angevin empire dominated western Europe, with lands stretching from Scotland to the Pyrenees. In 1204 John lost the empire and the dynastic heartland of Anjou; after this the Angevins became known as the Plantagenets.

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