While in a very silly mood nearly a decade ago, myself and a friend bought Katherine by Anya Seton for 75p from a market stall because we. I first read Katherine by Anya Seton when I was 13 – and it still works its magic on me. What about Katherine by Anya Seton, which is based on the life of Katherine Swynford? This is one of my all-time favourite historical novels; it’s absolutely.

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It has been a long time since I have stayed up until 2: Just caught both of these last two comments. Their offspring cause the War of the Roses and basically every royal house in Western Europe has some relation to Katherine or John Lancaster. We ask experts to recommend the five best books in their subject and explain their selection in an interview. I specialised in the Medieval era at university and while I can now see deeper into the background of the novel, it has not affected my affection for this novel.

Katherine by Anya Seton

So myself and my friend spent katheeine rather annoyed half hour or so trying to find the frankly non-existent Rude Bits — Katherine is carried to the bedroom and then mysteriously four children are born in quick succession. Pages containing links to subscription-only content Pages to import images to Wikidata. How they treated legit medical conditions. This was seen as being largely due to the public disgust at his lifestyle.


This classic romance novel tells the true story of the love affair that changed history—that of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, the ancestors of most of the British royal family.

So it is not hopeless.

anyq My eldest daughter is named Kathryn, after Katherine Swynford. I know more about medieval history now, as I read widely after my imagination was fired by Anya Seton, John of Gaunt would be the person I would want to meet if you could time travel….

She’s got two good plots and switches back and forth between them, which makes the book feel patched together.

Review: Katherine, Anya Seton vs. Katherine Swynford, Alison Weir – Girl with her Head in a Book

Repress your snorts of outrage at some of Seton’s more moistly written passages, overlook some of her wrong-headed guesses at what filled the spaces in Katherine’s historical record, and this could be a decent read. Last one Free shipping. Much of the novel is fictional although some history is also learned. katherime

So why does it take over pages to get there?! She’s a trustworthy authoress and you’ll be perfectly safe in her hands. By the time I was near the ending, I could pretty much predict what ana going to happen. Every sentence is a joy.


Marriage, motherhood, and endurance strengthen Katherine, as does the memory of John – and when they are both widowed, neither propriety or John’s new marriage to a Spanish princess can stop him from carrying Katherine setoh.

I never heard that about the date of birth. Robert Eaglestone on Contemporary Fiction.

She studied for a while at the Hotel Dieu hospital in Paris before marrying at eighteen and having three children. The author has correctly followed the historical facts. View all 13 comments.

Her silver-gilt hair was twined with pearls and she wore her gold and diamond coronet. This I continue to enjoy! She is the first one to introduce me to the Plantagenets through fiction.

Review: Katherine, Anya Seton vs. Katherine Swynford, Alison Weir

It felt that I was no longer looking at a foreign time and place, but was katherlne of it. Katherine comes to court as to join her sister as a servant to the queen. See details for description of any imperfections. Neither am I that interested in who is marrying who. Well ha ha ha on us.

Such an amazing story.