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All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To by Stuart Laycock
Bosworth Field, from medieval to Tudor England by A. L. Rowse
A Brief History of Britain 1066 - 1485 by Nicholas Vincent
Chaucer: His Life, His Works, His World by Donald R. Howard
Critical Essays on Chaucer's " Troilus and Criseyde" and His Major Early Poems by C. David Benson
Crown and Nobility: England 1272-1461 by Anthony Tuck
Divided Houses by Jonathan Sumption
Dream Visions and Other Poems (Norton Critical Edition) by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Early Stewart Kings: Robert II and Robert III, 1371-1406 by Stephen Boardman
England in the Age of Chaucer by William Woods
The Gawain Quest: A Medieval Mystery by Jay Margrave
The Hundred Years War by Edouard Perroy
John of Gaunt : the exercise of princely power in fourteenth-century Europe by Anthony Goodman
John of Gaunt, King of Castile and Leon, Duke of Aquitaine and Lancaster, Earl of Derby, Lincoln, and Leicester, Senesch by Sydney Armitage Armitage-Smith
Katherine Swynford by Anthony Goodman
Katherine Swynford: The History of a Medieval Mistress by Jeannette Lucraft
King Edward III by Michael Packe
Lady of the Sun: The Life and Times of Alice Perrers by F. George Kay
The Last Knight: The Twilight of the Middle Ages and the Birth of the Modern Era by Norman F. Cantor
The Later Middle Ages in England, 1216-1485 (A History of England) by B. Wilkinson
The Life and Times of Chaucer by John Gardner
Life of Geoffrey Chaucer the early English poet: including memoirs of his near friend and kinsman, John of Gaunt, Duke o by William Godwin
The Life of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Critical Biography by Derek Pearsall
Mistress of the Monarchy: The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster by Alison Weir
Pilgrimages: The Great Adventure of the Middle Ages by John Ure
The Reign of Edward III by W. M. Ormrod
Richard II by William Shakespeare
Royalty for Commoners: The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa by Roderick W. Stuart
The Three Edwards: War and State in England 1272-1377 by Michael Prestwich
The Three Richards: Richard I, Richard II and Richard III by Nigel Saul
Uneasy Lies the Crown : A Novel of Owain Glyndwr by N Gemini Sasson

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John of Gaunt (1340-1399) was the third surviving son of King Edward III of England and Queen Philippa of Hainault. His appellation is a corruption of John of Ghent, his birthplace. He married the great heiress Blanche of Lancaster, and became Duke of Lancaster and immensely wealthy and powerful. Their children included the future King Henry IV. After Blanche's death, he married Constance of Castile, the daughter of King Pedro the Cruel, and after the latter's death styled himself King of Castile. He later married Katherine Swynford, his long-time lover; their children (born before the marriage) became the Beaufort family, from which the future King Henry VII was descended. Gaunt exercised tremendous influence during the early reign of his nephew Richard II.  He is often accused of trying to gain the throne for himself, but the available evidence is that he was in fact a loyal supporter of his nephew Richard. His descendants were key players in the Wars of the Roses.

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