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House of Plantagenet
"Katherine played a huge role in English history, as an ancestor of Henry VII and thus of all who came after him. What do you know about her?"
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Which English monarch was on the throne when Katherine was born?
Sir Payn Roet, Katherine's father, played a distinctive role on the battlefield. What was it?
He defeated Edward II on behalf of Isabella of France
He conquered Normandy for Edward III
He was a herald in Flanders
He was a flag bearer for Edward II
How many siblings did Katherine have?
Two - Philippa and Isabel
Three - Philippa, Walter and Isabel
Four - Philippa, Walter, Isabel and Constance
One - Philippa
Katherine's sister Philippa was the wife of Geoffrey Chaucer. To whom was Geoffrey's work 'The Boke of the Duchesse' dedicated?
Joan of Kent
Constance of Castile
Blanche of Lancaster
Where was Katherine raised?
At the French court
In a convent
In a poorhouse
Within the entourage of Queen Philippa
Katherine joined her sister at court at the age of fifteen. She was soon betrothed. Who to?
Sir Roger de Cheyne
Sir Hugh de Cheyne
Sir Roger Swynford
Sir Hugh Swynford
Shortly after Hugh's early demise, Katherine was attached to John of Gaunt's household. In what capacity?
How many children did Katherine have?
Katherine's death came only a few years after the death of King Richard II. One of her children had an interesting relationship with Richard in his closing years. Which of these statements is correct?
Thomas Swynford was the constable of Pontefract Castle, where Richard was reputedly murdered.
Henry, Cardinal Beaufort, was Richard's confessor and later produced a biography of the king.
Margaret Swynford was secretly betrothed to Richard, calling the legitmacy of his later marriages into question.
Joan Beaufort was Richard's mistress, and is rumoured to have been involved in his demise.
Which of these best describes Katherine's coat of arms?
A convent surmounted by a crown, on a blue background
Three gold wheels on a red background
Three pearls on a red background
Three gold wheels on a blue background
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