Thursday, 2 August 2018

474) Katherine Swynford

Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster (1350 – 1403) (also spelt Katharine or Catherine). Third wife of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, a son of King Edward III. Henry VII, who became King of England in 1485, derived his claim to the throne from his mother Margaret Beaufort, who was a great-granddaughter of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford.

- "Katherine was documented as having large gray eyes, very long lashes, very long, dark red hair, white unblemished skin, beautiful teeth and was, indeed a beautiful young girl by any standards."…/Lincoln_Cat…/article/1043

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