The Katherine Swynford Society - Dedicated To Lady Katherine, ne de Rot The Duchess of Lancaster

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Welcome to the Katherine Swynford Society website - dedicated to celebrating Lady Katherine, the Duchess of Lancaster and her husband John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster.

See the new Blog at: http://blog.katherineswynfordsociety.org.uk/blog

 

Katherine Swynford Study Day - 7th May 2011
  • Morning talk - a tale of two brothers-in-law: Edmund of Langley and Thomas of Woodstock by Dr Alison McHardy ( Nottingham University )
  • Afternoon visits to see Richard II Ceremonial Sword and Guildhalls or Lincoln Castle and medieval artefacts collection with Blue Badge Guides.
 
 
 
Duke and Duchess of Clarence, Exeter, Dorset or Hereford?
 
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Is Catherine Middleton descended from Katherine?

Committee member Adrienne Elliott says: "Hello Everyone, I have just read an article in the latest issue of Majesty magazine (vol 32 # 2) (Page 66) where it is stated that Kate is a direct descendant of Edward 111 and Philippa of Hainault through John of Gaunt. She is apparently 21st in the line of descent from Edward 111. Do any of you have any details? How exciting it would be if Kate's descent from John was also through Katherine!! Best wishes, Adrienne".

Our Chairman, Dr Roger Joy replies: "I've looked at a few genealogical websites investigating Kate Middleton's ancestors. So far I've not come across one that gives a clear line to John and Katherine. One listed Lionel, John's elder brother as an ancestor. There's a 35 page genealogy of Kate at http://www.wargs.com/other/middleton.html the final entry of which refers to Sancia de Ayala (Sir Walter Blount's wife) as an ancestress. I can suggest a rather convoluted relationship as follows. Walter and Sancia's grandson Walter, First Baron Mountjoy, married Anne Neville, Duchess of Buckingham. Anne's mother was Queen Joan de Beaufort of Scotland, daughter of John Beaufort, son of Katherine and John. Whether this is a sound genealogy I leave to the professionals to confirm or refute"

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Graham Coult


 

Katherine and John's arms
GauntandSwynfordCoatofArms.jpg
Photo: Lauren Elliott

Welcome to the Katherine Swynford Society website!
 
The aims of the Society are to celebrate and investigate the life and times of  Katherine de Roet, later Lady Swynford, then The Duchess of Lancaster and her ancestors, contemporaries and descendants.  The Society publishes a journal - The Katherine Wheel -  and organizes a series of occasional indoor lectures in the winter and outdoor visits in the summer months.  It also encourages and supports research projects whose purpose is to investigate various locations and persons associated with Lady Katherine.  These may be carried out by members of the Society or students of History in various educational establishments.
 
On this website you will find:
  • a brief summary biography of Lady Katherine's life,
  • information on how to become a member of the Society
  • coming soon, there will be a dedicated members only area of the site with PDF copies of our journal The Katherine Wheel and other content which will be developed progressively.
  • committee member and contact details for the Society
If you have any comments, questions, topics you would like to see covered, or if you would like to submit an article for The Katherine Wheel, please do get in touch with us.
 

Katherine and Joan's tombs in Lincoln Cathedral
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Photo: Lauren Elliott

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Wedding of Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton
About Lady Katherine In Brief
Katherine's Erstwhile Home In Lincoln
The Duke and Duchess of Lancaster's Tomb In St Paul's Cathedral
Bordeaux, Duchy of Aquitaine, by Susan Wakefield
Eltham Palace
Winchester Cathedral Photos By Rose Amb
Walk for Katherine and John
Katherine Swynford 2009 Study Day & AGM Photos By Susan Wakefield
Katherine Swynford Society Membership Options
Forthcoming Events
Katherine Wheel Journal Issue Contents Pages
Katherine Wheel issues
Jeannette Lucraft's Book Out In Paperback!
Marie Stuart Society Commemoration, 5th December 2009
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