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The Resource Mistress of the monarchy : the life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster, Alison Weir

Mistress of the monarchy : the life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster, Alison Weir

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Mistress of the monarchy : the life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster
Title
Mistress of the monarchy
Title remainder
the life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster
Statement of responsibility
Alison Weir
Title variation
Mistress of the monarchy: the life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Historian Alison Weir brings to life the tale of Katherine Swynford, a royal mistress who became a crucial figure in the British royal dynasties. Born in the mid-14th century, Katherine experienced the Hundred Years' War, the Black Death, and the Peasants' Revolt, and crossed paths with many eminent figures, among them her brother-in-law, Geoffrey Chaucer. At age ten, she was appointed to the household of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster and fourth son of King Edward III; at twelve, she married Hugh Swynford, an impoverished knight. Widowed at 21, Katherine, gifted with beauty and charms, later became John of Gaunt's mistress. Throughout their illicit union, John and Katherine were devoted to each other. In middle age, after many twists of fortune, they wed, and her children by John, the Beauforts, would become direct forebears of the Royal Houses of York, Tudor, and Stuart, and of every British sovereign since 1461 (as well as four U.S. presidents).--From publisher description
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Summary
Recounts one of the love stories of medieval England. This is a tale of an exceptional woman, Katherine Swynford, who became first the mistress, and later the wife, of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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210774
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1951-
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Weir, Alison
Dewey number
  • 942.03/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA247.K38
LC item number
W45 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
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  • Katherine
  • John
  • John
  • Katherine
  • Nobility
  • Nobility
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / General
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Nobility
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of John of Gaunt and his scandalous duchess
Label
Mistress of the monarchy : the life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster, Alison Weir
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Copyright
Note
Originally published under title: Katherine Swynford : the story of John of Gaunt and his scandalous duchess. London : Jonathan Cape, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-375) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn430520223
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780345512918
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Publisher number
EB00151487
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
013BCB1A-983C-48AD-9838-EFEF60C00C58
Label
Mistress of the monarchy : the life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster, Alison Weir
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published under title: Katherine Swynford : the story of John of Gaunt and his scandalous duchess. London : Jonathan Cape, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-375) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn430520223
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780345512918
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Publisher number
EB00151487
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
013BCB1A-983C-48AD-9838-EFEF60C00C58

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