She is interred at Putnam Cemetery in Greenwich. Her historical novels were noted for how extensively she researched the historical facts, and some of them were best-sellers. Two of her books are classics in their genre and continue in their Anya Seton January 23, although the year is often misstated to be or - November 8, was the pen name of the American author of historical romances, Ann Seton. Two of her books are classics in their genre and continue in their popularity to the present; Katherine, the story of Katherine Swynford, the mistress and eventual wife of John of Gaunt, and their children, who eventually became the basis for the Tudor and Stuart families of England, and Green Darkness, the story of a modern couple plagued by their past life incarnations. Most of her novels have been recently republished, several with forewords by Philippa Gregory.

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Meanwhile, my branch of our family tree includes an overweight cat. The storytelling. There was a lot going on. And Geoffrey Chaucer was in it. Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave, wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife, and lively in bed.

I really admired her resilience. Over time, her shine wears off but her character grows and we get to grow along with her. She suffered a lot through her time with Hugh, but she bore the burden graciously and I loved, loved, loved that she carried herself with integrity throughout her marriage.

And she was funny! The Duke of Lancaster. He was everything I imagine when I read regency romances - heroic, strong, practical, protective, cold, brave.

And we saw a different side of him when he and Katherine were alone - he was actually the more sweet and loving one of them when they were alone - but I think at the end of the day he was a knight, through and through. Everything he did was for the betterment of his line, his family, and his king, but I never doubted that he loved Katherine. All the peripheral characters.

And, ok, was Nirac gay? But was he? The insight into 14th century life. Things like Constanza rejecting her physical body to embrace godliness. Which, ew, by the way.

Water elf sickness. How they treated legit medical conditions. The religion side of this, while I learned a lot from it, bordered on fantasy for me. I could literally feel myself tuning out when Katherine was paying penance, and through every reference to God.

There was a lot of that, for me. And also, you just know, even before she admitted to it, that had Blanche not view spoiler [gone missing hide spoiler ], Katherine would have carried on view spoiler [her relationship with John and not done penance at all.

But it was a small thing. The Afterword. I felt like that 1 page could have been a whole other book? Or even just more chapters? Is it just me?


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