Alison Weir – Katherine Swynford: John of Gaunt & his Scandalous Duchess

Saturday 18th August, 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

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Alison Weir - Katherine Swynford: John of Gaunt & his Scandalous Duchess

She was beautiful and accomplished. The poet Geoffrey Chaucer was her brother-in-law. Five American presidents are descended from her. For twenty-five years she was the mistress of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, fourth son of Edward III. She bore him four children, from whom were descended the Royal Houses of York, Tudor, Stuart and every British sovereign since 1461. Katherine Swynford is of key dynastic importance in the history of the British monarchy. Was she a whore and a witch, as the chroniclers claimed? Did she deserve to be the object of such calumny? Alison Weir, Katherine’s biographer, presents a colourful medieval pageant that builds to a poignant yet triumphant conclusion.

Book signing: 2.15 pm to 2.30 pm.

Ticket Information:Tickets £10.00

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Author Talk tickets can only be purchased in conjunction with a Bosworth Medieval Festival ticket.

 

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