Author: Carol Sargeant
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt lived in a world peopled by some of the greatest minds the world has known, the movers and shakers of history - Geoffrey Chaucer; John Wycliffe; Richard II; Henry IV and Henry V to name just a few. The powerful people in Katharine Swynford's world changed the course of history! She interacted with them, was affected by them, argued with them, loved or hated them. Katharine Swynford's world was truly amazing. Enter her world in the magnificent trilogy Love, Honour and Royal Blood by Carol Sargeant. The third book in the well-researched historical trilogy, Love, Honour and Royal Blood, tells the story of one of the world's great romances - the great love that John of Gaunt bore for Katherine Swynford. Katharine Swynford fell in love with John of Gaunt, the man, but found herself living in the world of intrigue, danger, and compromise that the great Duke of Lancaster inhabited. The Duke of Lancaster was the most powerful prince in Europe; it was not all that easy for him to marry a commoner. The treacherous and erratic King of England, Richard II, was on their side, but the wedding had to be kept secret, or it would never take place. Rose Red, Royal Blue Lancaster is the story of how they accomplished the impossible, and were allowed to wed! Katharine Swynford is the girl who married a prince and started not just one dynasty - the Tudors - but a legacy. All the kings and queens of England since her time have descended from John of Gaunt. 'Can Carol Sargeant's version of the Katherine Swynford story complement Anya Seton's famous novel Katherine? The answer is a resounding yes! Carol Sargeant's Rose Red, Royal Blue Lancaster lights up and illuminates the world in which Katharine Swynford lived, loved, and influenced world history' Rose Red, Royal Blue Lancaster tells a story that has even more impact than an unlikely romance that changed dynastic history. Behind this great historical romance between John of Gaunt and Katharine Swynford lies the untold story of the very beginning of the Protestant Reformation, bringing to life the huge risks faced by early reformers and their underground movement. Danger, intrigue, and triumph are the threads woven into the tapestry that is Katharine Swynford's love story.