Welcome to the Katherine Swynford Society website - dedicated to celebrating
Lady Katherine, the Duchess of Lancaster and her husband John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster.
|Katherine and Joan's tombs in Lincoln Cathedral
|Photo: Lauren Elliott
The aims of the Society are to celebrate
and investigate the life and times of Katherine de Roët, later Lady Swynford, then The Duchess of Lancaster and
her ancestors, contemporaries and descendants. The Society, which
is run entirely by volunteers, publishes a journal - The
Katherine Wheel - and organizes a series of occasional indoor lectures in the winter and outdoor visits in the
summer months. It also encourages and supports research projects whose purpose is to investigate various
locations and persons associated with Lady Katherine. These may be carried out by members of the
Society or students of History in various educational establishments.
website you will find:
If you have
any comments, questions, topics you would like to see covered, or if you would like to
submit an article for The Katherine Wheel, please do get in touch with us.
- a brief summary biography of Lady Katherine's life,
- information on how to become a member of the Society
soon, there will be a dedicated members only area of the site with PDF copies of our
journal The Katherine Wheel and other content
which will be developed progressively.
member and contact details for the Society