British Monarchy History
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John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford - One of the greatest love stories in history:
When John of Gaunt took Katherine Swynford after she was widowed he could never have realised that this love affair was to be something rather more than a passing fancy. It was to become a life-long passion for both of them.
Katherine Swynford: How a Duke's Mistress Became the Ancestor of Royalty
Kenilworth Castle, in Warwickshire. The castle was originally Saxon, and this stone building dates from the 11th century. John of Gaunt acquired it from his first wife, and turned it from a purely military castle into a fortified home. Copyright john
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As the eldest daughter of Edward IV with no surviving brothers, Elizabeth of York had a strong claim to the throne in her own right, but she did not assume the throne as queen regnant. This was a marriage of 'faithful love', of mutual attraction, affection and respect, from which the king seems to have drawn great strength.