Person:Katherine de Roët (1)

Catherine de Roët
b.25 Nov 1350 Hainaut, Belgium
  1. Phillipa de Roet1348 - 1387
  2. Catherine de Roët1350 - 1403
m. Bef Jan 1395/96
Facts and Events
Name Catherine de Roët
Alt Name Katherine de Roët, Duchess of Lancaster
Gender Female
Alt Birth? 1342 Rouet, Hérault, FranceCitation needed
Birth[2][3] 25 Nov 1350 Hainaut, Belgium
Marriage Bef Jan 1395/96 (her 1st husband; 1 son & 1 dau)
to Sir Hugh de Swynford, Kt.
Marriage Bet 13 Jan 1396 and 1397 Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Englandto John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster
Death[2][3] 10 May 1403 Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
Burial[3] Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
DNA[8][9] 2013 \mtDNA haplotype J1c2c
Other? Kinship: Younger daughter and coheiress.
Other[5] Kinship: By second marriage, Duchess of Lancaster
Reference Number? Q259077?

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Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster (born Katherine de Roet, – 10 May 1403), also spelled Katharine or Catherine, was the third wife of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, a son of King Edward III. She had been the Duke's lover for many years before their marriage. The couple's children, born before the marriage, were later legitimised during the reign of the Duke's nephew, Richard II. When the Duke's son from his first marriage overthrew Richard, becoming Henry IV, he introduced a provision that neither they nor their descendants could ever claim the throne of England; however, the legitimacy for all rights was a parliamentary statute that Henry IV lacked the authority to amend.

Their descendants were members of the Beaufort family, which played a major role in the Wars of the Roses. Henry VII, who became King of England in 1485, derived his claim to the throne from his mother, Margaret Beaufort, who was a great-granddaughter of Gaunt and Swynford. His legal claim to the throne, therefore, was through a cognatic and previously illegitimate line. Henry's first action was to declare himself king "by right of conquest" retroactively from 21 August 1485, the day before his army defeated King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth.

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    See also p. 15 BEAUFORT:10, p. 254 NEVILLE:10, p. 286 PLANTAGENET:12.iv, p. 291 POOLE:8

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    p. 428 LANCASTER:8.
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