New Book on Katherine Swynford

I’m sure some significant fraction of Tudor History fans have read about Katherine Swynford, mistress and third wife of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. She was the mother of the Beaufort children, whose decendents include Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII and the origin of his claim to the throne. Probably most people are familiar with Katherine through the 1950s novel Katherine by Anya Seton, so it is nice to see a non-fiction book on her. There have been some others in the past (that managed to sneak by me!), but below are links at Amazon.uk and Amazon.com to the newest: Katherine Swynford: The History of a Medieval Mistress
by Jeannette Lucraft (please note that Amazon has Ms. Lucraft’s name spelled incorrectly)


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