Plantagenets, English or French ?

Mar 2018
Is it a meaningful question to ask? You might as well ask if they were Liberals or Conservatives.

We can try and assign modern labels to them from our perspective, but I'm not sure that's particularly interesting or important. How they themselves (and their contemporaries) viewed them is, IMO, more relevant to understanding the period. In this sense, did those of French/English, as they pertain to identity, exist then? My limited knowledge is that they basically didn't, and so the question means very little