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  • Katherine Swynford

  • The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess
  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Katherine Swynford

By: Alison Weir
Narrated by: Judith Boyd
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Publisher's Summary

In this remarkable book, Alison Weir recounts one of the greatest and most remarkable love stories of medieval England. It is the extraordinary tale of an exceptional woman, Katherine Swynford, who became first the mistress, and later the wife, of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster.

But Katherine Swynford was much more than that. She was the mother of the Beauforts, and through them the ancestress of the Yorkist Kings, the Tudors, the Stuarts and every other sovereign since - a prodigious legacy which has shaped the history of Britain.

©2007 Alison Weir (P)2007 WF Howes Ltd
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  • Categories: History

Critic Reviews

"Weir provides immense satisfaction. She writes in a pacy, vivid style, engaging the heart as it does the mind." ( The Independent)
"Alison Weir's hugely popular history books are as gripping as novels." ( The Times, London)
"Alison Weir is one of our greatest popular historians." ( The Daily Mail)

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Brilliant BRILLIANT READ

What a FANTASTIC READ…from the first minute to the last I was transported to a world with a woman who was a powerhouse of her time…I had no idea Catherine Swynford was such a pivotal player in the reign of England.

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boring

This is a history book and not a novel and very dull history at that.

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Based on fact

This book is fabulous and I consider Judith Boyd has done justice to its feel, facts and empathy with Katherine Swynford. With young women of 2019 Katherine proves a great strong woman of history. She proved she was financially astute, a keen and capable manager of her work place and world. Great read!

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