John of Gaunt. Forebear of the House of Tudor. - My ancestor, Sir Walter Blount was an ardent supporter and friend of John of Gaunt and also supported John's son, Henry Bolingbroke in his bid to become King Henry IV.
Royal Descendants of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt: Their Children
John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster, son of King Edward lll of England. Husband of Katherine Swynford and father of Joan Beaufort. Joan married Sir Ralph (de) Nevill(e) and became the ancestor of George Washington on his mothers side.
My Great Grandfather - Coat of arms of John of Gaunt asserting his kingship over Castile and León, combining the Castilian castle and lion with lilies of France, the lions of England and his heraldic difference
Coat of Arms of the Prince of Wales. Edward of Woodstock (aka The Black Prince) was the first English Prince of Wales, he died a year before his father, Richard III, therefor never becoming King of England.
Blanche of Lancaster, Duchess of Lancaster March 1345 – 12 September was the first wife of John of Gaunt (Plantagenet son of Edward III) and the mother of Henry IV (Bolingbroke), who took the crown from Richard II
The remains of John of Gaunt's Great Hall, Kenilworth Castle (Warwickshire). John of Gaunt is considered the richest man in medieval history, worth an astounding 10 billion dollars in today's currency.
John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, member of the House of Plantagenet, the third surviving son of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault. He was called "John of Gaunt" because he was born in Ghent, rendered in English as Gaunt.