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From: Janice Torbet <>
Subject: Re: John of Gaunt and Catherine Chaucer
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 1995 06:05:54 -0800


John of Gaunt's mistress and third wife was Chaucer's sister-in-law, not
sister. Chaucer married Philippa Roet, whose sister was Katherine Roet, who
married Hugh Swynford, and then became John's mistress and the ancestress of
the Beauforts. John and Katherine were later married and their children
legitimized, but barred from the throne.


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