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

John of Gaunt 1st Duke of Lancaster - As a younger brother of Edward, Prince of…

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Catherine DeRoet Swynford; mistress and eventual 3rd wife of John of Gaunt (son of Edward III); Duchess of Lancaster and ancestress of the Tudor line via their children, the Beauforts

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John of Gaunt. was a member of the House of Plantagenet, the third surviving son of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault. legitimate male heirs, the Lancasters, included Kings Henry IV, Henry V, and Henry VI. His other legitimate descendants included, by his first wife, Blanche, his daughters Queen Philippa of Portugal and Elizabeth, Duchess of Exeter; and by his second wife, Constance, his daughter Queen Catherine of Castile.

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John of Gaunt, the Last Medieval Knight. A review of Norman Cantor's The Last Knight.

John O'gaunt - It has a long history and was once the site of a royal hunting lodge (at Rothwell Castle, off Wood Lane). One of the lodge's documented owners was John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, who is supposed to have killed the last wild boar in England while hunting nearby, hence a boar's head formed part of the arms of the former Rothwell Urban District Council.

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Philippa of Lancaster, Queen of Portugal was born on March 31,1360 at Leicester Castle.Her father was John of Gaunt,one of the many sons born to King Edward III of England and his revered Queen,Philippa of Hainault.Princess Philippa was named after her grandmother.Philippa’s mother was Blanche,the daughter of Henry of Grosmont,Earl of Derby who distinguished himself at the naval Battle of Winchelsea in 1350 by saving John of Gaunt and his brother the Black Prince as their ship was sinking.

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Olaf Trelgja Tree Feller Viking King of Vermaland Ingjaldsson (682 - ) 37th great-grandfather Halfdan Olafsson (704 - 745) son of Olaf Trelgja Tree Feller Viking King of Vermaland Ingjaldsson Plantagenet John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster & Aquitaine Prince of England Plantagenet (1340 - 1399) son of Edward III "King of England" Plantagenet Vance Mulford Mitchel (1921 - 2014) son of Myron Jesse Mitchel Judith Colton Mitchel (Cleaver)

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14th-Century Rulers of Castile and Aragon - John of Gaunt, King Consort of Castile & León 1386, King Pedro I of Castile 1367-69 and King Enrique II of Castile 1369.

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