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Katherine A glorious example of romance in its most classic literary sense exhilarating, exuberant, and rich with the jeweled tones of England in the 1300s Austin Chronicle Katherine is an epic novel of a love affair that changed history that of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, the ancestors of most of the British royal family Set in the vibrant fourteenth century of Chaucer and the Black Death, the story features knights fighting in battle, serfs struggling in poverty, and the magnificent Plantagenets Edward III, the Black Prince, and Richard II who rule despotically over a court rotten with intrigue Within this era of danger and romance, John of Gaunt, the king s son, falls passionately in love with the already married Katherine Their affair persists through decades of war, adultery, murder, loneliness, and redemption Anya Seton s vivid rendering of the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Lancaster makes Katherine an unmistakable classic. New Download [ Katherine ] By [ Anya Seton ] – wildweaves.co.uk

Best Read Katherine[ By ] Anya Seton [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – wildweaves.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 608 pages
  • Katherine
  • Anya Seton
  • English
  • 22 April 2018
  • 0544222881

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  1. I ve come for you, Katrine This whole, magnificent epic is based on a true story Either Katherine Swynford, her beloved John of Gaunt, or both because she gave him 4 4 kids as his mistress , gave rise to the royal lines that include Kings Henry IV, V, VI VII, Richard III, Edward IV, a Queen of Scots, every sovereign of Scotland since ages ago sorry, my google is down or I d sound way smarter right now and every sovereign of England in the last 400 years Meanwhile, my branch of o I ve come for you, Katrine This whole, magnificent epic is based on a true story Either Katherine Swynford, her beloved John of Gaunt, or both because she gave him 4 4 kids as his mistress , gave rise to the royal lines that include Kings Henry IV, V, VI VII, Richard III, Edward IV, a Queen of Scots, every sovereign of Scotland since ages ago sorry, my google is down or I d sound way smarter right now and every sovereign of England in the last 400 years Meanwhile, my branch of our family tree includes an overweight cat.The storytelling This isn t the kind of romance I normally read Like, it s not the kind of romance where it s all about the couple, all the time, and I start to get pissy if they re apart for too much of the book It s a romance in the way Gone With the Wind is a romance there s a beaut...

  2. This book is both a spiritual coming of age tale and a hauntingly beautiful love story Anya Seton wrote some other good books, but make no mistake this is her masterpiece Katherine is based on the true story of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt from 14th Century England John, a younger son of King Edward III, was one of the richest and most powerful men of his day His marriages were strategic alliances but the great love of his life was Katherine, the humble, orphan daughter of one h This book is both a spiritual coming of age tale and a hauntingly beautiful love story Anya Seton wrote some other good books, but make no mistake this is her masterpiece Katherine is based on the true story of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt from 14th Century England John, a younger son of King Edward III, was one of the richest and most powerful men of his day His marriages were strategic alliances but the great love of his life was Katherine, the humble, orphan daughter of one his father s heralds.Katherine grows from an love struck teenager into an intelligent and aware heroine over the thirty year course of the story John has moments of arrogance, but is also capable of tender acts of sweetness He should join Rhett Butler and...

  3. This is the book that made me fall in love with historical fiction It s based on the true story of the 14th century love affair between Katherine de Roet and John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster.As a young woman, Katherine was a reputed beauty but had few prospects, so she married the brutal Sir Hugh Swynford and had two children By chance, her marriage put her in the path of the Duke, who was struck by her beauty After Hugh died, Katherine and the Duke stole away and had their long anticipat This is the book that made me fall in love with historical fiction It s based on the true story of the 14th century love affair between Katherine de Roet and John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster.As a young woman, Katherine was a reputed beauty but had few prospects, so she married the brutal Sir Hugh Swynford and had two children By chance, her marriage put her in the path of the Duke, who was struck by her beauty After Hugh died, Katherine and the Duke stole away and had their long anticipated love affair.While the plot sounds simple, t...

  4. Rating 2.75 of fiveThe Book Report Since this is a resurrected review, I m putting thebook description here This classic romance novel tells the true story of the love affair that changed history that of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, the ancestors of most of the British royal family Set in the vibrant 14th century of Chaucer and the Black Death, the story features knights fighting in battle, serfs struggling in poverty, and the magnificent Plantagenets Edw Rating 2.75 of fiveThe Book Report Since this is a resurrected review, I m putting thebook description here This classic romance novel tells the true story of the love affair that changed history that of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, the ancestors of most of the British royal family Set in the vibrant 14th century of Chaucer and the Black Death, the story features knights fighting in battle, serfs struggling in poverty, and the magnificent Plantagenets Edward III, the Black Prince, and Richard II who ruled despotically over a court rotten with intrigue Within this era of danger and romance, John of Gaunt, the king s son, falls passionately in love with the already married Katherine Their well documented affair and love persist through decades of war, adultery, murder, loneliness, and redemption This epic novel of con...

  5. A detailed and rich novel, with the author showing a flair for the English language and a deep understanding of medieval English history Colourful wording, and a balance between passionate scenes and descriptive tracing of the events of the life of the incredibly interesting and beautiful Katherine Swynford.One may have to reread parts, but if you focus you will find this a rewarding historical page turner, and understand why after 55 years it is still a best loved classic of historical literat A detailed and rich novel, with the author showing a flair for the English language and a deep understanding of medieval English history Colourful wording, and a balance between passionate scenes and descriptive tracing of the events of the life of the incredibly interesting and beautiful Katherine Swynford.One may have to reread parts, but if you focus you will find this a rewarding historical page turner, and understand why after 55 years it is still a best loved classic of historical literature.The author meticulously researched her sources, and even for minor characters, used where she could, those mentioned in the chronicles.Hence we definitely do gain an insight into the lives of royalty and nobility as well as the ordinary people of the England of that time.Katherine Swynford was born from a humble background, the daughter of a herald While her older sister Phillipa gained a position in the royal court, Katherine through her beauty...

  6. Cease, daughter said the priest at last in a trembling voice I cannot grant absolution, no priest could Widely considered to be Seton s best work, this is a fast paced and fascinating interpretation of Katherine s life lived in a time of turmoil and copious bloodshed.The only thing that made me read this slowly was the edition I had has a small font and little space between the lines At first I could only manage 20 pages at a time I guess kindle has left me spoilt However, I soon adCease, daughter said the priest at last in a trembling voice I cannot grant absolution, no priest could Widely considered to be Seton s best work, this is a fast paced and fascinating interpretation of Katherine s life lived in a time of turmoil and copious bloodshed.The only thing that made me read this slowly was the edition I had has a small font and little space between the lines At first I could only manage 20 pages at a time I guess kindle has left me spoilt However, I soon adjusted and this morning I was so eager to find out Katherine s fate that I was up before 6am, feverishly reading.I ve read this account isn t historically accurate how could it be when so many records were destroyed by the fire at the Savoy and so many other events in these tumultuous times but in any case I was happy to make allowances for crackling dialogue, a novel...

  7. Solid, engaging historical fiction about the mistress of John of Gaunt who was the ancestress of the Tudors Rich with period detail The part that makes me knock the rating down is the horrible passage wherein Katherine becomes a guilt ridden Christian who repudiates her own happiness It was such a jarring disconnect and so typical of everything I loathe about Christianity that it spoiled the book for me It s hard to imagine a moral and spiritual about face of this magnitude and swiftness No Solid, engaging historical fiction about the mistress of John of Gaunt who was the ancestress of the Tudors Rich with period detail The part that makes me knock the rating down is the horrible passage wherein Katherine becomes a guilt ridden Christian who repudiates her own happiness It was such a jarring disconnect and so typical of everything I loathe about Christianity that it spoiled the book for me It s hard t...

  8. Finished The last 100 pages or so I was thinking stop with the crap about the customs of medieval times and just let me know what is going to happen to the main characters I cared about them very much I ended up totally loving Katherine She was real She made tons of wrong steps in her life, but damn it all we all have to live don t we Who says we have to be perfect Who says we SHOULDN T fall in love and be carried away by our emotions Also I REALLY learned about life in the middle ag Finished The last 100 pages or so I was thinking stop with the crap about the customs of medieval times and just let me know what is going to happen to the main characters I cared about them very much I ended up totally loving Katherine She was real She made tons of wrong steps in her life, but damn it all we all have to live don t we Who says we have to be perfect Who says we SHOULDN T fall in love and be carried away by our emotions Also I REALLY learned about life in the middle ages It felt that I was no longer looking at a foreign time and place, but was part of it Part of the times castles with their solars and kitchens and clothes both jeweled and ragged and strange foods and smells and holidays and chivalry and plagues, scarlet fever and stupid politi...