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John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster

Person   Born /3/1340 Died 3/2/1399

"Old John of Gaunt, time-honoured Lancaster" - first line in Shakespeare's Richard II.
Fourth son of Edward III. Younger brother to the Black Prince. Uncle to Richard II.
Born in Ghent. Lived at the Palace of the Savoy 1362 - 1381. Through his first wife's inheritance became the richest nobleman in England. Powerful military leader. Died Leicester Castle, aged 59, so not really that old.

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John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster

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45436

Savoy - feathers

SH Here, John of Valois, King of France, when brought to England as a captiv...

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45437

Savoy - flowers

SH In the Palace of the Savoy lived for many months Simon de Montfort, found...

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