John O'gaunt - It has a long history and was once the site of a royal hunting lodge (at Rothwell Castle, off Wood Lane). One of the lodge's documented owners was John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, who is supposed to have killed the last wild boar in England while hunting nearby, hence a boar's head formed part of the arms of the former Rothwell Urban District Council.

John of Gaunt, the Last Medieval Knight. A review of Norman Cantor's The Last Knight.

John O'gaunt - It has a long history and was once the site of a royal hunting lodge (at Rothwell Castle, off Wood Lane). One of the lodge's documented owners was John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, who is supposed to have killed the last wild boar in England while hunting nearby, hence a boar's head formed part of the arms of the former Rothwell Urban District Council.

John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford can count many of Europe’s royal persons among their descendants, as well as some American presidents. John and Kate are also my 18th great-grandparents (though I’m not royal or at all famous). Still, I wanted to take the time and write about them and some of their royal descendants because a little of their blood runs through my veins, so I suppose I owe them that much. To simplify things, I thought I'd write a hub per generation. This is a hub about…

Royal Descendants of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt: Their Children

John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford can count many of Europe’s royal persons among their descendants, as well as some American presidents. John and Kate are also my 18th great-grandparents (though I’m not royal or at all famous). Still, I wanted to take the time and write about them and some of their royal descendants because a little of their blood runs through my veins, so I suppose I owe them that much. To simplify things, I thought I'd write a hub per generation. This is a hub about…

HOUSE OF LANCASTER AND BEAUFORT FAMILY ~ MY FAMILY TREE TOO, FOR MY ANCESTOR'S COME FROM ROYAL LINES FROM WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR DOWN THROUGH EVERY KING UNTIL EDWARD III, WHERE MY GREAT  (ETC) GRANDFATHER, JOHN OF GAUNT MARRIES KATHERINE SWYNFORD AND MY ANCESTRY CONTINUES THROUGH HER DAUGHTER, JOAN AND HER HUSBAND, RALPH NEVILLE AND THROUGH THE NEVILLE LINE.  I'LL NEVER FORGET THE DAY I FOUND OUT.

HOUSE OF LANCASTER AND BEAUFORT FAMILY ~ MY FAMILY TREE TOO, FOR MY ANCESTOR'S COME FROM ROYAL LINES FROM WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR DOWN THROUGH EVERY KING UNTIL EDWARD III, WHERE MY GREAT (ETC) GRANDFATHER, JOHN OF GAUNT MARRIES KATHERINE SWYNFORD AND MY ANCESTRY CONTINUES THROUGH HER DAUGHTER, JOAN AND HER HUSBAND, RALPH NEVILLE AND THROUGH THE NEVILLE LINE. I'LL NEVER FORGET THE DAY I FOUND OUT.

John of Gaunt and Blanche

John of Gaunt and Blanche

Sir John Duke of Lancaster "of Gaunt" Plantagenet (1340 - 1399) - Find A Grave Photos

Sir John Duke of Lancaster "of Gaunt" Plantagenet (1340 - 1399) - Find A Grave Photos

John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (1340-1399) son of Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault

John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (1340-1399) son of Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault

Coat of arms of John of Gaunt asserting his kingship over Castile and León, combining the Castilian castle and lion with lilies of France, the lions of England and his heraldic difference

Coat of arms of John of Gaunt asserting his kingship over Castile and León, combining the Castilian castle and lion with lilies of France, the lions of England and his heraldic difference

Katherine de Roet Swynford, 18th GGM, 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.

Katherine de Roet Swynford, 18th GGM, 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.

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…

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…

Philippa of Hainault (1314 - 1369). Wife of Edward III. Queen from 1328 - 1369. Mother of Edward The Black Prince, and John of Gaunt. Her marriage was supposedly very happy.

Philippa of Hainault (1314 - 1369). Wife of Edward III. Queen from 1328 - 1369. Mother of Edward The Black Prince, and John of Gaunt. Her marriage was supposedly very happy.

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