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  1. Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster (born Katherine de Roet, c. 1349 – 10 May 1403), also spelled Katharine or Catherine, was the third wife of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, the fourth (but third surviving) son of King Edward III.

  2. Jan 22, 2020 · Updated on January 22, 2020 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.

  3. Nov 29, 2021 · Katherine Swynford is best known as the mistress, and then wife, of John of Gaunt, whose whole life was riddled with scandal. Perhaps she is known more as the subject of a 20th-century romantic novel than for her real life. Alison Weir dispels the myth of a scheming enchantress and reveals her to be a most influential figure of the 14th century...

  4. Oct 25, 2022 · Oct 25, 2022 Actor portrayal of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt taking a stroll. / (Background) Nastasic/DigitalVision Vectors/Getty Images; (Couple) duncan1890/DigitalVision Vectors/Getty...

  5. Jul 25, 2015 · 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. Born Katherine de Roet in Hainault, now in modern-day Belgium, in around 1350, her father was Sir Paon de Roet of Guyenne.

  6. Katherine is a 1954 historical novel by American author Anya Seton.It tells the story of the historically important, 14th-century love affair in England between the eponymous Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, the third surviving son of King Edward III.. At the time of its publication, Kirkus Reviews called it the author's "most distinguished book".

  7. Aug 21, 2011 · Katherine’s work for the family was to bring her and her family the patronage of one of the wealthiest landowners in England. Katherine was married probably before 1362, likely when she was around twelve, to the knight Sir Hugh Swynford, the lord of the manors of Coleby and Kettlethorpe.

  8. Nov 3, 2013 · Katherine de Swynford might be the most well known, and perhaps the most well-loved, by readers of historical fiction, of all medieval mistresses, but what did this elusive woman actually look like? Some historical figures, particularly from the Tudor era, are easily recognisable.

  9. Dec 22, 2015 · Katherine Swynford is not often found in history books throughout time – no personal documents of hers survive, although it is certain that she was at least partially literate. She is often forgotten throughout history because of this and is shadowed by the much more prominent figure of John of Gaunt.

  10. Jun 20, 2022 · Katherine Swynford (de Roet), Duchess of Lancaster: Also Known As: "Catherine", "Katharine" Birthdate: November 25, 1350: Birthplace: Hainaut, Belgium: Death: May 10, 1403 (52) Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England Place of Burial: Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England: Immediate Family:

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