This Day in History: 1386-03-26

On Easter Day, 26th March 1386, John of Gaunt, lord of Pontefract, with his wife Constance and three daughters (Philippa, Elizabeth and Catherine), said his goodbyes to Richard II and his Queen, Anne of Bohemia, to set out to claim Castile by right of his wife (jure uxoris). He would set sail from Plymouth with a fleet supplied by King Joao of Portugal.