Angevin Empire

former collection of states in north-western Europe during the High Middle Ages

The Angevin Empire was a collection of states ruled by the Angevin Plantagenet dynasty. The Plantagenets, Henry II of England, Richard I of England, and John of England, ruled over an area from the Pyrenees to Ireland during the 12th and early 13th centuries.[1] Their empire was roughly half of medieval France as well as all of England and Ireland. The name Angevin came from the French region and town of Anjou which was the home of the Plantagenet family.[2]

Angevin Empire at 1154

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  1. "The Angevins". 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  2. "The Angevin Dynasties". 2002. Retrieved 5 August 2011.