Mistress of the Monarchy: The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster

Mistress of the Monarchy: The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster

Alison Weir


Acclaimed writer Alison Weir brings to lifestyles the intense story of Katherine Swynford, a royal mistress who grew to become probably the most the most important figures within the historical past of significant Britain. Born within the mid-fourteenth century, Katherine de Roët was once simply twelve while she married Hugh Swynford, an impoverished knight. yet her tale had actually all started years prior, whilst she was once appointed governess to the loved ones of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster and fourth son of King Edward III. Widowed at twenty-one, Katherine turned John's mistress after which, after many twists of fortune, his bride in a scandalous marriage. Mistress of the Monarchy unearths a lady prior to her time—making her personal offerings, flouting conference, and taking keep an eye on of her personal future. certainly, with no Katherine Swynford, the process English background, maybe even the realm, could were very diversified.

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