John of gaunt
Wives #1 Blanche #2 Constance #3 Katherine. Children Joan,John,Catherine,Henry,Philippa,Elizabeth,Margaret,Cecile 1469/1507
The Arms of Cardinal Beaufort - CARDINAL HENRY BEAUFORT was the natural son of John of Gaunt by Catherine Swynford. In 1398 he was made Bishop of Lincoln, and in 1405 translated to Winchester. In 1403 he was appointed Chancellor, but resigned the Great Seal on his appointment to Winchester. During the latter part of Henry IV's reign, Beaufort sided with the Prince of Wales, and was accused, apparently not altogether without reason, of urning him to compel his father to abdicate in his favour.
John Beaufort, 1st Marquess of Somerset & 1st Marquess of Dorset, later 1st Earl of Somerset,(1373 – 1410) was the 1st of 4 illegitimate (later legitimized) children of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, & his mistress Katherine Swynford, later his wife. John Beaufort & his wife Margaret, the daughter of Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent & Alice FitzAlan, had 6 children. He was an ancestor of the Tudor dynasty.
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 death
Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster became the third wife of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, a son of King Edward III. Their descendants were members of the Beaufort family, which played a major role in the Wars of the Roses. Henry VII, who became King of England in 1485, derived his claim to the throne from his mother Lady Margaret Beaufort, who was a great-granddaughter of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford.
Kettlethorpe Actual medieval manor in which the real Katherine Swynford, 3rd wife of John of Gaunt and ancestress to the Tudor line, lived. She is the main character in Anya Seton's "Katherine." This 14th cen. gateway and the cellars beneath the manor house are all that's left of the manor from her time.
Constance of Castile, Duchess of Lancaster/ John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster (painting). Parents: Peter of Castile / María de Padilla. Married: 9/21/1371, 2nd wife of John of Gaunt, 3rd son of Edward III. Her younger sister, Infanta Isabella, married Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, the 4th son of King Edward III
Katherine's birth date is Nov 1350 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.
Philippa of Lancaster (1350 - 1415) was an english princess who became Queen consort King John I of Portugal. The daughter of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster and Blanche of Lancaster, and sister of King Henry IV, she was well educated for a woman of her time. In addition to the usual, she studied science, philosophy, theology, and Greek and Roman scholars.
Catherine of Lancaster (31 March 1373 – 1418) was Queen of Castile as the wife of King Henry III of Castile. Queen Catherine was the daughter of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, and his second wife, Constance of Castile (the daughter and heir of King Peter of Castile, who died at the hands of his half brother Henry II). She was born in Hertford Castle, her father's chief country home, on 31 March 1373. Catherine became Queen of Castile through her marriage to Henry III.
Katherine Swynford: Katherine became the third wife of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, and their descendants were the Beaufort family, which played a major role in the Wars of the Roses. Henry VII, who became King of England in 1485, derived his claim to the throne from his mother Lady Margaret Beaufort, who was a great-granddaughter of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford.
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. From a mixture of families that included Moors.
A Plantagenet prince, the rich and powerful John of Gaunt (1340 - 1399 ). His liaison with a commoner called Katherine Swynford produced four illegitimate children who were given the name Beaufort ( He married Katherine in 1396 and their children, by this time adults, were legitimised).Their son John was the Great-Great Grandfather of King Henry VIII of England.
16th GGM. Catherine de Roet [ Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster (also spelled Catherine) 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.