Friday, May 11, 2018
Ely Cathedral. http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-st-catherine-medieval-stained-glass-ely-cathedral-saint-catherines-31707697.html T...
The Death of the Duchess: Katherine Swynford (1350? - May 10, 1403)
Life was a whirl and a blur following Katherine's 1396 marriage to John of Gaunt, a marriage which made the great ladies of the land pos...
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Growing Up Constance of Castile
Baths of Maria Padilla under the Palace of Alcazar at Seville; Wiki commons license; photo © José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro 1352 saw...
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Constance of Castile: Of Dowries & Doubts
What had happened to the marriage of Pedro of Castile and Blanche of Bourbon, indeed? The siren of Maria de Padilla may be one factor and...
Friday, May 19, 2017
Constance of Castile: Uncertain Princess
Constance of Castile* 1354-1394 Constance, or Constança, of Castile was the second wife of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, him...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
The Will and Burial of John of Gaunt, 1399
I, John, son of the King of England, Duke of Lancaster, February 3d, 1397. My body to be buried in the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, of L...
Monday, February 6, 2017
3 February 1399: Death of John of Gaunt
John of Gaunt; a 16th C. Portrait by Corneliz. Gaunt's heraldic tunic, seen in the full original, shows his adoption of the arms of ...
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