One of my favourite times in English history.
Also covered by my favourite historical novel -Katherine by Anya Seton.
It is the story of a real young girl, Katherine de Roet (daughter of a Flemish squire) who becomes mistress of, and eventually marries, John of Gaunt, son of Edward III. Her sister is Phillipa, lady in waiting to Queen Phillipa and wife of Geoffrey Chaucer.
Katherine and John are the ancestors of the Lancaster line.
This precious stone set in the silver sea,......
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,