John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford can count many of Europe’s royal persons among their descendants, as well as some American presidents. John and Kate are also my 18th great-grandparents (though I’m not royal or at all famous). Still, I wanted to take the time and write about them and some of their royal descendants because a little of their blood runs through my veins, so I suppose I owe them that much. To simplify things, I thought I'd write a hub per generation. This is a hub about…

Royal Descendants of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt: Their Children

John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster, son of King Edward lll of England. Husband of Katherine Swynford and father of Joan Beaufort. Joan married Sir Ralph (de) Nevill(e) and became the ancestor of George Washington on his mothers side.

John O'gaunt - It has a long history and was once the site of a royal hunting lodge (at Rothwell Castle, off Wood Lane). One of the lodge's documented owners was John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, who is supposed to have killed the last wild boar in England while hunting nearby, hence a boar's head formed part of the arms of the former Rothwell Urban District Council.

John of Gaunt, the Last Medieval Knight. A review of Norman Cantor's The Last Knight.

John of Gaunt. Forebear of the House of Tudor. - My ancestor, Sir Walter Blount was an ardent supporter and friend of John of Gaunt and also supported John's son, Henry Bolingbroke in his bid to become King Henry IV.

Coat of arms of John of Gaunt asserting his kingship over Castile and León, combining the Castilian castle and lion with lilies of France, the lions of England and his heraldic difference

My Great Grandfather - Coat of arms of John of Gaunt asserting his kingship over Castile and León, combining the Castilian castle and lion with lilies of France, the lions of England and his heraldic difference

John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (second creation), KG (6 March 1340 – 3 February 1399) was a member of the House of Plantagenet, the third surviving son of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault. He was called "John of Gaunt" because he was born in Ghent, rendered in English as Gaunt. (21gf//mtk)

John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, member of the House of Plantagenet, the third surviving son of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault. He was called "John of Gaunt" because he was born in Ghent, rendered in English as Gaunt.

Philippa of Hainault (1314 - 1369). Wife of Edward III. Queen from 1328 - 1369. Mother of Edward The Black Prince, and John of Gaunt. Her marriage was supposedly very happy.

Philippa De Hainault, Queen of King Edward III of England. - looks like a Victorian-era drawing

John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (1340-1399) son of Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault. Husband to Blanche of Lancaster, Constance of Castile and Katherine Swynford

veterum-regum: “ John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster; - The third surviving son of King Edward III of England, depicted here in chainmail as a knight.

John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Coat of Arms of the Prince of Wales. Edward of Woodstock (aka The Black Prince) was the first English Prince of Wales, he died a year before his father, Richard III, therefor never becoming King of England.

Blanche of Lancaster, Duchess of Lancaster (25 March 1345 – 12 September 1368) was an English noblewoman & heiress, daughter of England's wealthiest and most powerful peer, Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster. She was the first wife of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, and the mother of King Henry IV of England. It is believed that Blanche may have died aged 22 after contracting the Black Death which was rife in Europe at that time. John of Gaunt held annual commemorations of her…

Blanche of Lancaster, Duchess of Lancaster March 1345 – 12 September was the first wife of John of Gaunt (Plantagenet son of Edward III) and the mother of Henry IV (Bolingbroke), who took the crown from Richard II

Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire

The remains of John of Gaunt's Great Hall, Kenilworth Castle (Warwickshire). John of Gaunt is considered the richest man in medieval history, worth an astounding 10 billion dollars in today's currency.

Katherine de Roet Swynford, 18th GGM, Katherine married Hugh Swynford, a knight. Katherine became governess to the daughters of John of Gaunt. Katherine's sister, Philippa, married the poet Geoffrey Chaucer. After Blanche's death, Katherine and John of Gaunt consummated an affair which would entail four children being born to the couple, and would endure as a lifelong relationship. 2 years after the death of the Duke's second wife, Constance of Castile, Katherine and John married.

Katherine de Roet Swynford, long time mistress of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster and finally his third wife.

Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster (also spelled Katharine or Catherine),[2] was the third wife of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, a son of King Edward III. She had been the Duke's lover for many years before their marriage. The couple's children, born before the marriage, were later legitimated during the reign of the Duke's nephew, Richard II.

Katherine Swynford Duchess of Lancaster Katherine's tomb, the larger tomb, next to the tomb of her daughter, Joan Beaufort

John O'Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster upper part of window in the Lancaster Museum, by Shrigley & Hunt 1950, in celebration of the firm's bicentenary. Note Lancaster Castle in the window.

John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster upper part of window in the Lancaster Museum, by Shrigley & Hunt in celebration of the firm's bicentenary. Note Lancaster Castle in the window.

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