John of Gaunt

  1. 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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  • John of Gaunt entered five groups in this year's regional festival including its wind band, low brass ensemble and trombone octet.
  • Coward took the title of This Happy Breed from John of Gaunt's speech about the sceptred isle that's our one in Richard II. This Happy Breed; Henry IV, Parts One and Two – review
  • He was the great-grandson of John of Gaunt, the third son of Edward III, himself the great-great-grandson of King John, who was descendent from William I on the distaff side via his grandmother Matilda.
  • In the very next year, John of Gaunt used the last Parliament of Edward III's reign to institute the most regressive tax ever witnessed in later medieval England.
  • This real England, your unreal home, turns us all into maundering John of Gaunts, sighing over sceptred isles, demi-paradises, other Edens.
  • Next up are Siddhartha, Hasdrubal, Montezuma, John of Gaunt, and finally my lifelong dream: Diocletian. Wotan, Your Double-Skim Latte Is Ready
  • John of Gaunt was able, on Parliament's dismissal, to recall the impeached ministers, and by The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy
  • Parliament selected a regency council that excluded the king's uncle and leading lord, John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster.
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