Katherine - Afterword Summary & Analysis

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In 1397, Richard had his uncle Thomas, duke of Gloucester, murdered for treason, as well as Lord Arundel, both his enemies. Shortly thereafter, Richard had Henry of Bolingbroke exiled. Two years later, John, duke of Lancaster died at Leicester Castle, after three years of marriage to Katherine. King Richard confiscated all of the Lancastrian estates and heritage, and Henry returned to England to reclaim his rights. Richard was forced to abdicate the throne in favor of Henry, and Richard was imprisoned in a remote castle where he died of starvation, under the constable, Thomas Swynford.

Katherine lived four more years and died in 1403. She and Joan are buried in Lincoln Cathedral where her son Harry became bishop. The royal line of England eventually descended from the Beauforts.

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Royal blood is not necessarily required to become a royal. Having royal blood is no guarantee that a person...

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