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John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster | biography - English prince | Lancaster, Portraits, King Henry, John Of Gaunt, Edward Iii, British Monarchy, Duke Of Lancaster, Prince Of England, Richard Ii

John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster, English prince, fourth but third surviving son of the English king Edward III and Philippa of Hainaut; he exercised a moderating influence in the political and constitutional struggles of the reign of his nephew Richard II. Learn more about his life.

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Lady Neville (1396), Countess of Westmorland (1397), Lady Companion, Order of the Garter (1399); House of Plantagenet Lady Joan Plantagenet de Beaufort was born circa 1375 at Chateau de Beaufort, Montmorency-Beaufort, Champagne, France. She was the daughter of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster and Katherine Roet. Her...

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John of Gaunt, third surviving son of King Edward III of England, was wealthy, powerful – and his lineage would go on to irrevocably shape the royal histories of England and Spain. Writing for HistoryExtra, historian Helen Carr shares a guide to the life of the medieval prince – a tale of war, unrest and betrayal…