The Complicated Love Life of John of Gaunt

History... the interesting bits!

200px-JohnofgauntIt was an honour to be asked to do a guest blog post over at English Historical Authors.

As I recently wrote about 2 of the loves of John of Gaunt, Katherine Swynford and Blanche of Lancaster, I thought I’d look at it from John’s side, too – it’s only fair, after all.

Here’s a little snippet:

He was a soldier and statesman whose career spanned 6 decades and several countries, including England, Belgium, France, Scotland and Castile. However, by far the most fascinating part of his life is his love life. John married three times; his wives being two great heiresses and a long-time mistress.

John of Gaunt’s first marriage, at the age of 19, was aimed to give him prestige, property and income….”

To read the full article, just pop on over to English Historical Fiction Authors.


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