john of gaunt :
- n the fourth son of Edward III who was the effective ruler of England during the close of his father's reign and during the minority of Richard II; his son was Henry Bolingbroke (1340-1399)
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- A Burnable Book
London, 1385. Surrounded by ruthless courtiers --- including his powerful uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt's artful mistress, Katherine Swynford --- England's young king, Richard II, is in mortal peril.
Feb. 22, 2014 - Book Reporter