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Katherine Swynford

Alison Weir

Katherine Swynford

the story of John of Gaunt and his scandalous duchess

by Alison Weir

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  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Jonathan Cape in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Katherine, -- Duchess of Lancaster, -- 1350?-1403,
  • John, -- of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, -- 1340-1399,
  • Nobility -- Great Britain -- Biography,
  • Nobility -- Great Britain -- History -- To 1500,
  • Great Britain -- Court and courtiers -- History -- To 1500,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Edward III, 1327-1377,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Richard II, 1377-1399

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-3560 and index.

    StatementAlison Weir.
    GenreBiography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA247.K38 W45 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 366 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages366
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18727337M
    ISBN 100224063219
    ISBN 109780224063210
    LC Control Number2008396013


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Katherine Swynford: longtime mistress and third wife of John of Gaunt, third son of Edward III and probably the most powerful private citizen England has ever had. Katherine Swynford book Katherine is the subject of a famous historical fiction book of the same name by Anya Seton, and /5.

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I also have Alison Wier’s book, which I love and for Christnas I was given Red Roses by Amy Licence. about the Lancastrian women, from Blanche of Gaunt to Margaret Beaufort. Katherine Swynford is, arguably, the most famous – or infamous – of English ladies to have risen so high as to become the first lady of the kingdom, without ever being queen.

Katherine Swynford book Katherine de Roet in Hainault, now in modern-day Belgium, in aroundher father was Sir Paon de Roet of Guyenne. Unfortunately, as can be the way with Medieval women, I could find no mention of her mother. Read an Excerpt. Chapter One Panetto's Daughter Katherine Swynford, that famous adulteress,1 was set on the path to notoriety, fame, and a great love at the tender age of two or thereabouts, when she was placed in the household of Philippa of Hainault, wife to Edward III of England/5(48).

"Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster (also spelled Synford), née (de) Roet (also spelled (de) Rouet, (de) Roët, or (de) Roelt) (probably 25 November – 10 May ), was the daughter of Sir Payne (or Paen/Pain/Paon) (de) Roet (also spelled (de) Rouet, (de) Roët or (de) Roelt), originally a Flemish herald from County of Hainaut Parents: Paon de Roet, Catherine d'Avesnes, Sir Paon de Roët, Catherine d'Avesnes, Lady de Roet, NN NN.

I must have read Katharine by Anya Seton times the last being a couple of years ago. Alison Weir's book, Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and. The Elusive Face of Katherine de Swynford. Posted on 3rd November Thanks so much for sharing this.

I read a book about Catherine Swynford many years ago and the story has stayed with me, especially interesting is the long, unmarried relationship with John of Gaunt. Not because it is wrong to be unmarried, but because the culture of.

Sir Hugh Swynford of Kettlethorpe and Coleby in Lincolnshire married Katherine de Roet in aboutalthough Alison Weir suggests the earlier date of based on the possible ages of the couple's three children.

Weir also suggests that the union was arranged by Blanche of Lancaster and her husband John of Gaunt. The Swynfords. Known for: Katherine Swynford was the governess of the children of John of Gaunt, then his mistress, and finally his wife. John of Gaunt was a son of King Edward III of England.

Katherine Swynford was, through the children she had with John of Gaunt before their marriage, an ancestor of the Beaufort family, key players in such British historical events as the Wars of the Roses and the rise of. 7 Jan - Explore jodyallensahm's board "Katherine Swynford", which is followed by people on Pinterest.

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This book unravels the many myths and legacies of this fascinating woman, to show her in a whole new light. Katherine was sister-in-law to Geoffrey Chaucer, and governess to the daughters of Blanche of Lancaster and John of Gaunt. She also became John of Gaunt's mistress—a role that she maintained.

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Katherine was voted into the Top in the BBC's 'The Big Read' inand its popularity is such that, on the sign by Katherine Swynford's tomb in Lincoln Cathedral, it says 'This is Katherine, of Anya Seton's popular historical book'.

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Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster ‘Nostre tres chere et bien ammee’ (John of Gaunt’s Register) Katherine de Roet was born about in Hainault or England. Her birthplace and birthdate are uncertain as there are no known surviving records.

Katherine’s date of birth was possibly 25 November as this is the feast day of her patron. Katherine Swynford - sexual temptress or powerful woman at the centre of the medieval court.

This book unravels the many myths and legacies of this fascinating woman, to show her in a whole new life. Katherine was sister-in-law to Geoffrey Chaucer and governess to the daughters of Blanche of Lancaster and John of Gaunt.

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The official site of author and historian Alison Weir, featuring news of upcoming events and book releases along with exclusive content from Alison herself. Books by Alison Weir Home. A popular historian and novelist, British author Alison Weir is the author of non-fiction including Richard III and the Princes in the Tower, Elizabeth the Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine: By the Wrath of God, Queen of England, Isabella: She-Wolf of France, Katherine Swynford, Queens of the Conquest and A Tudor Christmas.

As a novelist, her works include Innocent Traitor, The Captive 5/5(1). Known for: a legitimized daughter of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, one of Edward III's sons, Joan Beaufort was an ancestor of Edward IV, Richard III, Henry VIII, Elizabeth of York, and Catherine is an ancestor of today's British royal family.

Occupation: English noblewoman Dates: about to Novem English Nobility Figure. She was married to a knight, Hugh Swynford. After his death, Katherine was the mistress and true love of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster and second son of King Edward III.

He married Constance of Castile for purely political and dynastic reasons. He married Katherine after Constance died to Burial: Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, City of.

The people in ‘Katharine’ (book one in this series) are not mere characters created out thin air. These famous people were the friends and family of John of Gaunt (Duke of Lancaster), and Katharine Swynford (ancestress of Royal families). All of their lives were intertwined. Love, Honour and.

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LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster, was the third wife of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, a son of King Edward had been the Duke's lover for.

Katherine Swynford’s coat of arms – after her marriage to John of Gaunt Katherine died on the 10th May having outlived John of Gaunt by four years. She’d survived a period of plague, seen the Peasants revolt and the Hundred Years War as well as having caused a national scandal.

Katherine Swynford is the subject of numerous novels, including Anya Seton's Katherine, published in Swynford is also the subject of non-fiction work, such as Alison Weir's biography Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and his Scandalous Duchess (ISBN ) and Jeannette Lucraft's historical biography Katherine.

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Frances Wilson reviews Katherine Swynford by Alison Weir. During the 20 years she was his mistress, Katherine bore a bargeful of abuse and a bevy of bastards, who began the line of Beaufort.

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Katherine Swynford, another one of those intriguing medieval woman to explore, she was a daughter of Payne Roët of Guienne in France, who was born about He was a knight and herald from Hainaut who fought in the years war and when King Edward III of England married Philippa of Hainault, he became part of the court scene.

" If you loved the book Katherine by Anya Seton, this is the historical account of Katherine Swynford's life. Meticulously researched and pretty interesting.

"Russamun82 | 12/15/" I never had heard of this matriarch of kings and queens of Britain. What a refreshing read at history. It also read to Kathryn by Anna Seton. That was a wonderful. Katherine Swynford was first the mistress, and later the wife, of John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster.

Her charismatic lover was one of the most powerful princes of the fourteenth century and Katherine was renowned for her beauty and regarded as enigmatic, intriguing and even dangerous by some of her contemporaries/5(19).

In Weir wrote her own biography of Katherine: Katherine Swynford: the Story of John of Gaunt and his Scandalous Duchess (US title: Mistress of the Monarchy, The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster) (UK & US).

Seton’s book brings the characters and period to life and Weir’s sorts out fact from fiction and delves into the. Katherine Swynford (circa ) Katherine Swynford, ancestress of the Beaufort family, was probably born in Hainaut, which is now in Belguim, in orher birthdate may have been Novem which is the feast day of St.

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