About The Author:
Anya Seton was the pen name of Ann Seton Chase, an American author of historical romances, or as she preferred they be called, "biographical novels".
About The Book:
Katherine is an epic novel of a love affair that changed historyâ€”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 Plantagenetsâ€”Edward III, the Black Prince, and Richard IIâ€”who rule despotically over a court rotten with intrigue. Within this era of danger and romance, John of Gaunt, the kingâ€™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.
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