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Katherine de Roet-Swynford (c.1350-1403), mistress & eventual 3rd wife of Plantagenet Prince John of Gaunt (and as such, Duchess of Lancaster), ancestress of the Tudor line.

Katherine de Roet-Swynford mistress & eventual wife of Plantagenet Prince John of Gaunt (and as such, Duchess of Lancaster), ancestress of the Tudor line; ancestor of Katherine Parr.

Katherine Swynford - John of Gaunt's mistress then wife.  Born November 25, 1350.  Died May 10, 1403.  Known as Dowager, Duchess of Lancaster.  Her sister married the poet Geoffrey Chaucer.

Katherine Swynford - John of Gaunt's mistress then wife. Born November Died May Known as Dowager, Duchess of Lancaster. Her sister married the poet Geoffrey Chaucer.

A quick summation of Katherine Swynford's place in English/Scottish history can be found in the article.

Katherine Swynford: how a Duke's Mistress became the ancestor of royalty

Tombs of Katherine Swynford and her daughter Joan Beaufort. The three preceding houses of English sovereigns from the Houses of Lancaster, York and Tudor, were descended from John of Gaunt through, Henry Bolingbroke, Joan Beaufort and John Beaufort.

15th c. Sarum Use Book of Hours - Katherine Swynford, a royal mistress who became one of the most crucial figures in the history of Great Britain. Born in the mid-fourteenth century, Katherine de Roët was only twelve when she married Hugh Swynford, an impoverished knight. But her story had truly begun two years earlier, when she was appointed governess to the household of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster and fourth son of King Edward III.

Katherine de Roët Swynford, a long-term royal mistress to John of Gaunt, Duke of…

1403-1444 - John Beaufort, Duke of Somerset - Wimborne Minster, Dorset. Eldest son of John of Gaunt, by Catherine Swynford. Margaret Beaufort's grandfather.

- John Beaufort, Duke of Somerset - Wimborne Minster, Dorset eldest son of John of Gaunt, by Catherine Swynford.

Image of the so-called Beaufort Hours supposedly depicting John Beaufort (son of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt) and his wife Margaret Holland. Ancestors

Annunciation to Mary medium: manuscript date: century episodes: All owner/location: British Library, London catalogue information: BL Royal A.

Kettlethorpe    Actual medieval manor in which the real Katherine Swynford, 3rd wife of John of Gaunt and ancestress to the Tudor line, lived. She is the main character in Anya Seton's "Katherine."  This 14th cen. gateway and the cellars beneath the manor house are all that's left of the manor from her time.

Kettlethorpe Actual medieval manor in which the Katherine Swynford, wife of John of Gaunt and ancestor to the Tudor line (& me too) lived. gateway and the cellars beneath the manor house are all that's left of the manor from her time.

Blanche of Lancaster (25 March 1345 – 12 September 1368) was a member of the English royal House of Plantagenet, daughter of the kingdom's wealthiest and most powerful peer, Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster. She was first wife of John of Gaunt. Thanks to this marriage, John acquired he duchy of Lancaster and the vast Lancastrian estates in England and Wales. She is Henry IV's mother.

Blanche of Lancaster, Duchess of Lancaster March 1345 – 12 September was an English noblewoman & heiress, daughter of England's wealthiest and most powerful peer, Henry of Grosmon

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