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…

“Katherine Swynford”

Katherine  Swynford The Iconic 14th Century Love Affair of Katherine, Lady Swynford and John, Duke of Lancaster Although there are well documented portraits of John, Duke of Lancaster, known to…

A Fifteenth Century Valentine

John Paston and Margery Brews: was this the first-ever Valentine? Here is a short – but heart-felt – Valentine from the Fifteenth Century   In the fifteenth century, England was…