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Katherine Swynford By Alison Weir

Katherine Swynford
by Alison Weir

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'Weir combines high drama with high passion while involving us in the domestic life of a most remarkable woman in an equally remarkable book' Scotland on Sunday The first full-length biography of an extraordinary love affair between one of the most important men of English History and a thoroughly modern woman.
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Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess by Alison Weir

'Weir combines high drama with high passion while involving us in the domestic life of a most remarkable woman in an equally remarkable book' Scotland on Sunday The first full-length biography of an extraordinary love affair between one of the most important men of English History and a thoroughly modern woman. 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 this impressive 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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Katherine Swynford Reviews


"Fast-paced, lively and boldly coloured, Weir's book gives us a vivid portrait of courtly life" * Sunday Times *
"Weir combines high drama with high passion while involving us in the domestic life of a most remarkable woman in an equally remarkable book" * Scotland on Sunday *
"Gripping...immaculately researched" * Daily Telegraph *
"Highly enjoyable" * Literary Review *
"Weir's sound scholarship and storyteller's gift for rich, telling detail constantly engages and enthrals the reader" * The Times *

About Alison Weir


Alison Weir is one of Britain's top-selling historians. She is the author of numerous works of history and historical fiction, specialising in the medieval and Tudor periods. Her bestselling history books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Elizabeth of York and, most recently, The Lost Tudor Princess. Her novels include Innocent Traitor, Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen and Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession. She is an Honorary Life Patron of Historic Royal Palaces. She is married with two adult children and lives and works in Surrey.

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GOR001006988
Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess by Alison Weir
Alison Weir
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2008-08-07
496
0712641971
9780712641975
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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