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''For the [[Second World War]] bomber [[aircraft]], see [[Avro Lancaster]].''
 
''For the [[Second World War]] bomber [[aircraft]], see [[Avro Lancaster]].''
  
'''Lancaster''' is a city in north-west [[England]] and the traditional [[county]] town of [[Lancashire]] (athough the county administration is based in [[Preston]]). It was formerly an important centre of political power in the north and capital of the [[county palatine]] of Lancaster. It is overlooked by its castle (now a [[prison]]) and has many attractive Georgian buildings.  The House of Lancaster was one of the combatants in the [[War of the Roses]]; the emblem of Lancashire being a [[red]] [[rose]].
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'''Lancaster''' is a city in north-west [[England]] and the traditional [[county]] town of [[Lancashire]] (athough the county administration is based in [[Preston]]). It was formerly an important centre of political power in the north and capital of the [[county palatine]] of Lancaster. It is overlooked by its castle (now a [[prison]]) and has many attractive Georgian buildings.  The House of Lancaster was one of the combatants in the [[Wars of the Roses]]; the emblem of Lancashire being a [[red]] [[rose]].
  
 
The title [[Duke]] of Lancaster is held by the [[British]] [[monarch]] regardless of gender.
 
The title [[Duke]] of Lancaster is held by the [[British]] [[monarch]] regardless of gender.

Latest revision as of 21:26, 11 April 2013

For the Second World War bomber aircraft, see Avro Lancaster.

Lancaster is a city in north-west England and the traditional county town of Lancashire (athough the county administration is based in Preston). It was formerly an important centre of political power in the north and capital of the county palatine of Lancaster. It is overlooked by its castle (now a prison) and has many attractive Georgian buildings. The House of Lancaster was one of the combatants in the Wars of the Roses; the emblem of Lancashire being a red rose.

The title Duke of Lancaster is held by the British monarch regardless of gender.