The Katherine Swynford Society - Dedicated To Lady Katherine, ne de Rot The Duchess of Lancaster

Forthcoming Events

Society Meetings from May to December of 2013

All visits begin at 1 p.m. unless otherwise stated.  If you wish to attend on a particular occasion, kindly let Roger Joy know by phone or email no later than 6 p.m. on the preceding day (see committee members' page for further details).  If no one contacts Roger beforehand, then the visit may be cancelled. 


The double asterisks indicate properties which belonged to John of Gaunt or Katherine.

  • May 4th, Saturday  Lincoln Cathedral, Katherine Swynford Study Day. For further details click on the link lower down this page below the forthcoming event details (just above the Norwich Cathedral picture).
  • May 26th, Sunday guided Leicester** Castle Tour (free).  Book Tickets on 0116 225 4980
    We’ll also visit the Richard III Exhibition in the Guildhall near the Cathedral.
  • June 22nd - annual Walk for Katherine and John in London. Watch this space for further details.
  • June 29th, Saturday  Kettlethorpe** Country Fair
  • July 20th Saturday  Tutbury** Castle
  • August 17th, Saturday  Battle of Bosworth at Bosworth Heritage Centre.  Come and visit the Society Stall
    Book tickets at 01455 290429
  • September 9th  Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, 12 Noon at Blithfield Hall
  • September 15th Sunday  Hertford** Castle Open Day and Medieval Encampment
  • October 12th Saturday  Kenilworth** Castle
  • November 9th Saturday  Bodiam Castle first, then Pevensey** Castle later in the afternoon.
  • December 7th, Saturday probably 11:45 a.m. Westminster Abbey. Enter through the West Doors.  A visit in conjunction with the Marie Stuart Society to the tomb of Mary Queen of Scots.  Contact Roger later in the year for precise timing.
  • We’ll also visit the brass of Eleanor de Bohun and the altar tomb of Geoffrey Chaucer.
You can ask us about, and suggest locations for, forthcoming events using the contact form at the bottom of the page.
You can contact the Society Chairman Dr Roger Joy on:
  • Tel.:  01782  617850
  • email:
For details of Midland Branch events, please email Joana Spencer:

For further details of the 2013 Katherine Swynford Study Day click here

Photo courtesy of Morguefile
Norwich Cathedral, which was the location for one of our events.

Norwich Cathedral website

Link to Norwich Cathedral's web pages about Bishop Despenser

Link to Norwich Cathedral's web pages about St Julian.

Link to Multimap showing position of Norwich Cathedral

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