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Short Synopsis
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.

Full Synopsis
Set in the vibrant fourteenth century of Chaucer and the Black Death, the classic romance Katherine features knights fighting in battle, serfs struggling in poverty, and the magnificent Plantagenets—Edward III, the Black Prince, and Richard II—who ruled despotically over a court rotten with intrigue. Within this era of danger and romance, John of Gaunt, the king's son, falls passionately in love with the already married Katherine. Their well-documented affair and love persist through decades of war, adultery, murder, loneliness, and redemption. This epic novel of conflict, cruelty, and untamable love has become a classic since its first publication in 1954.

"Wanda McCaddon's rich voice and tremendous acting talent vividly bring to life the sweeping story." ---AudioFile

"Seton breathes life into this little-documented historical fact…a glorious example of romance in its most classic literary sense." ---The Austin Chronicle

"A moving tale, and Miss Seton's most distinguished book." ---Kirkus

Katherine

A Novel

Author Anya Seton

Narrated by Wanda McCaddon

Publication date Mar 25, 2011

Running time 25 hrs

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