John of Gaunt


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John of Gaunt

 (gônt, gänt)Duke of Lancaster. 1340-1399.
English military leader. A son of Edward III, he was the de facto ruler of England during his father's last years and the beginning of Richard II's reign.

John of Gaunt

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(Biography) Duke of Lancaster. 1340–99, son of Edward III: virtual ruler of England during the last years of his father's reign and during Richard II's minority
[Gaunt, variant of Ghent, where he was born]

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(Duke of Lancaster) 1340–99, founder of the English royal house of Lancaster (son of Edward III).
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Noun1.John of Gaunt - the fourth son of Edward III who was the effective ruler of England during the close of his father's reign and during the minority of Richard II; his son was Henry Bolingbroke (1340-1399)
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Edward III, worn out by his French wars, had become old and feeble, and the power was in the hands of his son, John of Gaunt. The French wars and the Black Death had slain many of the people, and those who remained were miserably poor.
John of Gaunt made up his mind to resist this claim, and John Wyclif, who had already begun to preach against the power of the Pope, helped him.
But as he walked up the long aisle to the chapel where the bishops were gathered, John of Gaunt marched by his side, and Lord Percy, Earl Marshal of England, cleared a way for him through the throng of people that filled the church.
John of Gaunt, now no longer his friend, ordered him to be silent.
lies buried at Reading, in the Benedictine abbey founded by him there, the ruins of which may still be seen; and, in this same abbey, great John of Gaunt was married to the Lady Blanche.
In 1386 he was a member of Parliament, knight of the shire for Kent; but in that year his fortune turned--he lost all his offices at the overthrow of the faction of his patron, Duke John of Gaunt (uncle of the young king, Richard II, who had succeeded his grandfather, Edward III, some years before).
I think the following from Shakespeare's Richard II, spoken by John of Gaunt as he is dying in 1399 during the Wars of the Roses, is very apt about the mess we are in today.
Which king of England was the son of John of Gaunt? A Richard I B Henry IV C Henry II D Edward VI 12.
Stepping up to seven furlongs for a John of Gaunt Stakes run in testing conditions, Snazzy Jazzy travelled well for a long way before tiring into third behind Haydock specialist Safe Voyage.
Clive Cox, trainer of Snazzy Jazzy It's a bit of a quick turnaround after a good performance at Haydock in the John of Gaunt last week, but I'm delighted with how well he's come back.
On a rainy day in Haydock, Safe Voyage, cruised through to win the Group Three Betway John of Gaunt Stakes in stylish fashion.
Odds correct at time of printing FAMOUS FIVE facts about Haydock's Group 3 John of Gaunt Stakes 1 Named after John of Gaunt, the first Duke of Lancaster, who lived in the 14th century 2 No horse has won this race three times and only two have won it twice 3 Nine of the last 12 winners hailed from the top three in the betting 4 John Gosden has four victories, but the most recent came way back in 2005 5 Ryan Moore has three wins, including Main Aim, who won back-to-back renewals THE common consensus of opinion regarding last week's Derby seems to be that there's no outstanding three-year-old among the current generation.