Wooing By Proxy: A Medieval Love Story

    In February 1400, Joanna of Navarre, Duchess of Brittany and newly widowed, wrote this letter, in her own hand, to King Henry IV of England.  It was within…

New Year Gift Giving

New Year Gift Giving in the House of Lancaster 1392 Jewels all the Way What value do we put on a man who is more than happy to buy gifts…

The Elusive Face of Katherine de Swynford

What can we say about the Face and Figure of Katherine Swynford, eventually Duchess of Lancaster.  What did she actually look like?  Katherine de Swynford might be the most well…