The Avro Lancastrian
, based on the wartime Lancaster bomber, is the only one still in existence.
It was a day of crosswords, catching up on the knitting and frequent cups of tea and slices of unhealthy cake - and the travelling Lancastrian
cricketing cognoscenti knew they were in the right place as, bang on 3pm, they descended on the Ladies Pavilion, New Road's proud and highly-esteemed home of such delicacies.
It was crucial for the official Lancastrian
narrative that the English throne be portrayed as empty before Henry of Lancaster came forward to claim it (thus not as an usurper).
Strohm argues that, while prophecy from an oppositional viewpoint undermined the dynasty, the Lancastrians
nevertheless found an effective counter in retrospective prophecies which were validated by the progression of events.
That Henry V took some interest in the language of his letters seems likely, but that does not mean that the Lancastrians
in general, and his father in particular, had a language policy.
Whether we are natural-born citizens of Lancaster, or if we, like our founding parents, have come from other places - we are all Lancastrians
Towton was a disastrous defeat for Henry VI and the Lancastrians
I am aware of course that it was not always so, and when King Henry VII and his Lancastrian
cohorts took over the throne of England and Wales, that it was understandable in the circumstances of the time that Yorkshiremen should have been chased out of Wales.
With 20 members of the squad drawn from full-time National One outfits Plymouth and Exeter, Devon go into the game as firm favourites but it would be wrong to write the Lancastrians
It was the scene of dreadful carnage when on May 4, 1471, Margaret of Anjou, the wife of the deposed Lancastrian
Henry VI, tried to wrest the crown back from the upstart Yorkist Edward IV and free her husband from custody.
Both England captain Mike Atherton and coach David Lloyd are Lancastrians
- and their chairman Bob Bennett is a former tour manager.
But he stressed that the social event was about extending the hand of friendship to equally proud Lancastrians