History Literature / Katherine

12th Jan '16 2:42:55 PM TheLuckyCat
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* AndroclesLion: Katherine saves a serf, Cob, from the stockades when she returns to Hugh's manor. When that same manor is set on fire by rebels, Cob rescues a near-unconscious Katherine from the building and takes her to the nearby village.

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* BerserkButton: The rebels press John's when they publicly accuse him of being a changeling child. He goes on a RoaringRampageofRevenge until his stepsister summons [[MoralityPet Katherine]] to calm him down.

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* IAmNotPretty: Early on in the novel, Katherine bemoans her reddish-blonde hair and small breasts. [[HelloNurse The men she meets don't seem to share the same view.]]

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* MyGreatestFailure: Katherine still searches for Blanchette years after she disappears. [[spoiler: Blanchette had been in a Coventry all along and does return at the novel's end, after finally forgiving her mother, when she had previously blamed her for Hugh's death.]]

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* StatuesqueStunner: Katherine is mentioned as being willowy and slender, though John is still OneHeadTaller.
15th Oct '15 9:35:33 PM aerojockey
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Blanche wasn't a queen
* CoolBigSis: Queen Blanche behaves like one towards Katherine, inspiring the girl's devotion to her.
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* CoolBigSis: Queen Duchess Blanche behaves like one towards Katherine, inspiring the girl's devotion to her.
13th Oct '15 3:11:08 PM TheLuckyCat
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* AffectionateNickname: Geoffrey Chaucer calls his wife 'Pica', mostly to save on confusion. ** John's pet name for Katherine is Katrine.

** Averted with [[spoiler: Blanchette]], who avoided her unwanted arranged marriage by [[spoiler: catching scarlett fever]] and then [[spoiler: running away delirious and joining a convent]].
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** Averted with [[spoiler: Blanchette]], who avoided her unwanted arranged marriage by [[spoiler: catching scarlett fever]] and then [[spoiler: running away delirious deliriously and joining a convent]].convent]]. * AssholeVictim: Hugh Swynford's death sounds painful, but it's hard to mourn him.

* BigDamnHeroes: John prevents Hugh Swynford from molesting Katherine the first time they meet and has him punished accordingly, though Hugh still marries Katherine later. ** Averted And again when the Duke shows up just in time when Katherine, abandoned by her servants, gives birth to Blanchette and a crazed Lady Nichola tries to run off with [[spoiler: Blanchette]], who avoided her, only for John to show up and stop her unwanted arranged marriage by [[spoiler: catching scarlett fever]] and then [[spoiler: running away delirious and joining a convent]].at just the right moment.

** Averted with [[spoiler: Blanchette]], who avoided * [[CluelessChickMagnet Clueless Dude Magnet]]: Katherine has a lot of men enchanted by her unwanted arranged marriage by [[spoiler: catching scarlett fever]] and then [[spoiler: running away delirious and joining a convent]].beauty, but she only has eyes for the Duke. * CoolBigSis: Queen Blanche behaves like one towards Katherine, inspiring the girl's devotion to her.

* ControlFreak: Katherine's sister Phillipa
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* ControlFreak: Katherine's sister PhillipaPhillipa.

* ControlFreak: Katherine's sister Phillipa** Elizabeth is one as well, and John is noted to be fonder of her than he is of Philippa, his oldest.

* EmoTeen: Blanchette. Constanza of Castile is older than a teen but ''very'' Emo.
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* EmoTeen: Blanchette.Blanchette, though she has good reason. Constanza of Castile is older than a teen but ''very'' Emo.

* EmoTeen: Blanchette. Constanza GoldDigger: Alice Perrers, who actually steals rings off the King's fingers just after he dies. * GreyEyes: Katherine's grey eyes are often commented upon, and Blanchette is the only one of Castile is older than a teen but ''very'' Emo.her children who inherits them. * HairTriggerTemper: There are multiple mentions of the infamous Plantagenet temper, particularly John's.

* HeroesWantRedheads: The Duke of Lancaster, Hugh Swynford, and Roger de Cheyne, all skilled warriors, have a thing for the redheaded Katherine. On the other hand, Creator/GeoffreyChaucer the poet isn't really interested. * IncorruptiblePurePureness: Blanche, the Duchess of Lancaster, John of Gaunt's first wife * JerkAss: Hugh Swynford
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* HeroesWantRedheads: The Duke of Lancaster, Hugh Swynford, and Roger de Cheyne, all skilled warriors, have a thing for the redheaded Katherine. On the other hand, Creator/GeoffreyChaucer the poet isn't really interested. interested, as he was in love with Blanche. * IncorruptiblePurePureness: Blanche, the Duchess of Lancaster, John of Gaunt's first wife wife. * TheIngenue: Katherine, at first, as she grew up in a Coventry and knew nothing of the court. * JerkAss: Hugh SwynfordSwynford.

* HeroesWantRedheads: The Duke of Lancaster, Hugh Swynford, ** Philippa is a strict and Roger de Cheyne, all skilled warriors, have a thing for the redheaded Katherine. On the other hand, Creator/GeoffreyChaucer the poet isn't really interested. * IncorruptiblePurePureness: Blanche, the Duchess of Lancaster, John of Gaunt's first wife * JerkAss: Hugh Swynfordrather insensitive woman.

* LoveTriangle: Katherine, John of Gaunt, and Hugh Swynford
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* LoveTriangle: Katherine, John of Gaunt, and Hugh SwynfordSwynford. ** And one with Geoffrey Chaucer, Philippa and Queen Blanche. Nothing ever comes of it, but it's clear Geoffrey isn't particularly in love with his wife.

** Alice Perrers, to King Edward, and a shameless one at that ** Katherine, to John of Gaunt, during his second marriage * NeatFreak: Again, Katherine's sister Phillipa
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** Alice Perrers, to King Edward, and a shameless one at that that. ** Katherine, to John of Gaunt, during his second marriage marriage. * NeatFreak: Again, Katherine's sister PhillipaPhillipa.

* OldRetainer: Gibbon, to the Swynfords
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Katherine, upon realising [[spoiler: how much she's neglected Blanchette after she collapses from scarlet fever.]] * OldRetainer: Gibbon, to the SwynfordsSwynfords. * ParentalHypocrisy: Katherine is angry and embarrassed at Blanchette's resistance to her ArrangedMarriage, but much earlier in the novel she reacted similarly when courted by Hugh Swynford.

* RoyalBrat: UsefulNotes/RichardTheSecond, so very much
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* RoyalBrat: UsefulNotes/RichardTheSecond, so very muchmuch.

* ShotgunWedding: Katherine's middle-class friend Hawise is only allowed to marry her boyfriend after she gets pregnant
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* ShotgunWedding: Katherine's middle-class friend Hawise is only allowed to marry her boyfriend after she gets pregnantpregnant. * SilkHidingSteel: Katherine grows into this, eventually.

* TakingTheVeil: Blanchette.
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* TakingTheVeil: [[spoiler: Blanchette.]]

* UnwantedSpouse: Poor Hugh Swynford, and poor Constanza of Castile - though the latter at least gets a happy ending.
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** It's also noted John is often irritated by his oldest daughter, Philippa, but he dotes upon Elizabeth and his bastards. * UnwantedSpouse: Poor Hugh Swynford, and though he did try to rape Katherine when he first met her, so her disdain for him is understandable. And poor Constanza of Castile - though the latter at least gets a happy ending.
17th Aug '15 10:12:33 PM phoenix
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** Teenage Blanchette has a lot of MommyIssues that come to a head when an older boy she has a crush on clearly prefers Katherine... and then she overhears a friar accuse her mother of murdering her father. [[spoiler: Katherine and Duke John didn't know till that moment that Hugh, her husband was murdered by a PoisonousFriend of the Duke's]].
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** Teenage Blanchette has a lot of MommyIssues FreudianExcuse that come to a head when an older boy she has a crush on clearly prefers Katherine... and then she overhears a friar accuse her mother of murdering her father. [[spoiler: Katherine and Duke John didn't know till that moment that Hugh, her husband was murdered by a PoisonousFriend of the Duke's]].

** Teenage Blanchette has a lot of MommyIssues that come to a head when an older boy she has a crush on clearly prefers Katherine... and then she overhears a friar accuse her mother of murdering her father. [[spoiler: Katherine and Duke %%* FreudianExcuse: John didn't know till that moment that Hugh, her husband was murdered by a PoisonousFriend of the Duke's]].Gaunt and Blanchette

* MommyIssues: John of Gaunt and Blanchette
18th Nov '14 12:32:41 AM Patachou
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** Anything worn by RichardTheSecond.
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** Anything worn by RichardTheSecond.UsefulNotes/RichardTheSecond.

* RoyalBrat: RichardTheSecond, so very much
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* RoyalBrat: RichardTheSecond, UsefulNotes/RichardTheSecond, so very much
25th Sep '14 2:42:50 PM roxana
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* BastardBastard: The Beauforts' 'tainted' birth makes their future problematic despite their royal blood. John fixes everything by marrying their mother.
25th Sep '14 2:01:46 PM roxana
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* PatronSaint: Katherine is shown praying and making vows to St. Katherine her name saint and patroness. Later John dedicates a chapel to the Saint in thanks for Katherine's survival.
25th Sep '14 1:31:51 PM roxana
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* HeelRealization: Face to face with his tearful young wife after the horrors of the Peasants' Rebellion John of Gaunt abruptly realizes what a total heel he's been towards her, and worse to their child. He gets better.
25th Sep '14 1:22:16 PM roxana
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* DaddysGirl: Constanza is this in a decidedly creepy way literally worshiping the memory of her father, the aptly nicknamed Pedro the Cruel. John is understandably squicked.

** [[spoiler: Infinata Costanza, John of Gaunt's second wife, daughter of the deposed King of Castile]] * EmoTeen: Blanchette
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** [[spoiler: Infinata Infanta Costanza, John of Gaunt's second wife, daughter of the deposed King of Castile]] Castile, but not until after John has spent nearly twenty years 'making her as happy as it was her nature to be'.]] * EmoTeen: BlanchetteBlanchette. Constanza of Castile is older than a teen but ''very'' Emo.
25th Sep '14 1:15:27 PM roxana
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* LovedINotHonorMore: Katherine's sleeping conscience comes roaring to life after she discovers her husband was murdered to clear the way for her and John that and the trauma of the Peasants' Rebellion leads to her deciding to give up the relationship. John does not take it well.
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* LovedINotHonorMore: Katherine's sleeping conscience comes roaring to life after she discovers her husband was murdered to clear the way for her and John that John. That and the trauma loss of the Peasants' Rebellion Blanchette leads to her deciding decision to give up the relationship. John does not take it well.
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