About Me, Katherine Swynford

Battle of the Navarette, 1367, John of Gaunt and The Black Prince fight Henry II of Castile

Battle of the Navarette, 1367, John of Gaunt and The Black Prince fight Henry II of Castile

In 1366 I married Hugh Swynford, a knight and courtier serving John of Gaunt. I know there have been doubts as to my love for Hugh and the motives for our union but I was a good wife until his death in battle, 1371. We had two children, Thomas and Blanche.
After Hugh’s death I became John’s mistress, that was the way of court in those times.

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