The Plantagenets took their name from this plant, which in Latin is "planta genista".Between 1154 and 1485, a period of 331 years, England was ruledby one family. The Plantagenets, who were descended from one man, Geoffrey of Anjou whose badge was the broom plant. "planta genista".
Joan of Kent-known to history as ‘The Fair Maid of Kent’ described as “the most beautiful woman in all the realm of England." First English Princess of lived impetuously and had a string of scandalous marriages.