Katherine Swynford by Alison Weir
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Katherine Swynford
By Alison Weir

Katherine Swynford

The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess

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Katherine Swynford by Alison Weir

Book Description

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. In her impressive new book, Alison Weir has triumphantly rescued Katherine from the footnotes of history, highlighting her key dynastic position within the English monarchy. She was the mother of the Beaufort, then the ancestress of the Yorkist kings, the Tudors, the Stuarts and every other sovereign since - a prodigious legacy that has shaped the history of Britain.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780712641975
ISBN-10: 0712641971
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 30mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alison Weir

Alison Weir was born in London and now resides in Surrey. Before becoming a published author in 1989, she was a civil servant, then a housewife and mother. From 1991 to 1997, whilst researching and writing books, she ran a school for children with learning difficulties before taking up writing full-time. Her fourteen history books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Lancaster and York, Children of England , Elizabeth the Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine , Mary, Queen of Scots, Henry VIII: King and Court, Isabella, Katherine Swynford and, most recently Lady in the Tower. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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