A very warm welcome to The Katherine Swynford Society website.

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We will be adding further pages in due course but in the meantime please see the events page
for details of the Study Day on Saturday 27th May.

Or call 07732 559 587

This will be held in the Chapter House of Lincoln Cathedral.

This event is open to all, including non members.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the day!


You will find on this website Katherine’s life story, Committee members, photographs plus information about the 2023 Study Day on Saturday May 27th being held this year in The Chapter House of Lincoln Cathedral. Tickets available see details on the poster.

Plus a warm and fitting tribute by Glen James on the life of Dr Roger Joy, who he regarded as his 2nd father, founder of The Katherine Swynford Society in 1983.

In the 1990’s Dr Roger Joy published the first issue of ‘The Katherine Wheel’ and this Journal continues to this day for MEMBERS of the Society. Produced on May 10th recognised as Katherine’s death and November 25th St Katherine’s day but her actual date of birth is unknown.  Both online and hard copies are available depending on which is chosen when joining the Society.

There are literally thousands and thousands of descendents in the UK of King Edward 111, John of Gaunts father, and of both Katherine and John therefore we gently remind people this is not a genealogy site.

Please get in touch with news, photographs plus your own views and, of course, join us on the Study Day if you are able which is open to non members. We look forward to hearing from you.

Was this ‘The Greatest Love Story in History’ as described by Anya Seton and others? Or was it merely a marriage to legitimize the 4 children to create a great dynasty. There are many books written on Katherine……and not all of them favourable.  You decide.

Why has there not been a film made of Katherine and John?  Why not indeed.  Film producers out there anyone?

We have much more to come as we are still working on this website and this will be done in due course.

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