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John of Gaunt with Helen Carr

Diplomat, soldier, prince, adulterer. This week, Danièle speaks with Helen Carr about one of the most colourful and powerful figures of the late Middle Ages: John of Gaunt.

Helen Carr is a historian, writer and history producer.  She now runs her own podcast, Hidden Histories. Her book, The Red Prince: The Life of John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster, is published by Oneworld. Click here to visit the publisher’s website, or get it on or


You can learn more about Helen on her website, or follow her on Twitter @HelenhCarr, on Instagram @helenmhcarr

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Top Image: 15th-century depiction of John of Gaunt from the Getty Froissart – Wikimedia Commons


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