This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Katherine Roet Swynford - The main character in this story, she was the daughter of a herald who had just become knighted before he died. She later married Sir Hugh Swynford and was mistress to the Duke of Lancaster for many years, bearing his four children in addition to the two she had with Hugh Swynford. She eventually married the Duke of Lancaster and became the Duchess of Lancaster. She is portrayed as a lovely-spirited, if tormented person whose religious background is at odds with her love for the man she...
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