Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Katherine: a summer reading club review

For you ladies who enjoy a touch of true romance, scandal, tragedy, and chivalry in a meticulously-researched medieval history, I recommend Katherine by Anya Seton. It tells the story of Katharine Swynford, the royal mistress of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. Born in 1350, Katharine, who bore John four children, became progenitress of every British king or queen from the Tudors through the Windsors as well as five presidents of the United States. Follow up by reading Mistress of the Monarchy by Alison Weir for another view of Katharine's life.
Reviewed by Karen Valencia

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