John of Gaunt

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John of Gaunt (1340—1399) prince and steward of England


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He is Richard's uncle and Bolingbroke's father in Richard II. Richard uses his death (2.1), hastened by Bolingbroke's banishment (see 1.3.134–7), as an occasion to confiscate his land (2.1.160–3). He ...

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