Jeannette Lucraft's book on Katherine Swynford, the first full length book on her to be published, is now out in
paperback. Katherine emerges from this ground breaking historical biography as a powerful figure in the politics of fourteenth-century
England, an example of how a woman could manipulate the social mores of the time for her own interests.
"Realizing that there are not enough details for
a full biography of Katherine Swynford, mistress and then wife of John of Gaunt in the fourteenth century, Lucraft instead
investigates Katherine's history: not just the details of her life, but her place in her times."
Lucraft is a graduate of the University of Huddersfield, where she was awarded a first class history degree. She lives in