Plantagenet; A Royal name for our little king! Minister Eamon Ryan the Plantagenet; Some new broom!

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As any historian will tell you, the Plantagenet Monarchs, were a very interesting bunch of people, much given to creating death. havoc and misery to suit their own ends, in many different countries.

But would you also believe the first Plantagenet, Count Geoffery of Anjou, was an early member of the Green Party? Indeed, Geoffery got the name, Plantagenet, from his habit of wearing a spring of broom (the plant genista) in his bonnet, with which to plant brooms so as to improve his hunting cover.

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