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  • ID: I01832
  • Name: Eleanor Princess of CASTILE 1 2
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1244 in Burgos, Castile, Spain
  • Death: 28 NOV 1290 in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England 3
  • Burial: 16 DEC 1290 Westminster Abbey, London, England
  • Note:
    Eleanor OF CASTILE, Spanish LEONOR DE CASTILLA (b. 1246--d. Nov. 28, 1290, Harby, Nottinghamshire, Eng.), queen consort of King Edward I of England (ruled 1272-1307). Her devotion to Edward helped bring out his better qualities; after her death, his rule became somewhat arbitrary. Eleanor was the daughter of King Ferdinand III of Castile and his wife, Joan of Ponthieu.

    In 1254 Eleanor was married to Lord Edward, son of England's King Henry III. In honour of the event, her half brother, Alfonso X of Castile, transferred to Edward his claims to Gascony. When Henry III's baronial opponents seized power in England in 1264, Eleanor was sent for safety to France; she returned in October 1265, after Edward had crushed the rebels.

    Eleanor accompanied Edward on a crusade from 1270 to 1273. The story that she saved his life at Acre (now in Israel) by sucking poison from a dagger wound is evidently apocryphal. After Edward ascended the throne, Eleanor was criticized for allegedly mistreating the tenants on her lands. Upon her death, Edward erected the famous Eleanor Crosses--several of which still stand--at each place where her coffin rested on its way to London. [Encyclopaedia Britannica CD '907]

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    Queen of England, Princess of Castile and León, Countess of Ponthieu [Royalty for Commoners, 3rd ed., R. W. Stuart, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, 1998]




    Father: Ferdinand III "The Saint" King of Leon & CASTILE b: 19 AUG 1201 in Leon, Spain
    Mother: Joan de DAMMARTIN , of Ponthieu b: 1216 in Dammartin, Seine-et-Marne, Ile-de-France, France

    Marriage 1 Edward I Plantagenet "Longshanks" King O ENGLAND b: 17 JUN 1239 in Westminster Palace, London, Middlesex, England
    • Married: 18 OCT 1254 in Burgos, Spain 4
    Children
    1. Has Children Eleanor PLANTAGENET , Princess of England b: 17 JUN 1264 in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
    2. Has Children Joan "of Acre" PLANTAGENET , Princess of England b: 1272 in Acre, Hazafon, Palestine
    3. Has No Children Alphonso PLANTAGENET , 9th Earl of Chester b: 24 NOV 1273 in Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine, France
    4. Has Children Margaret PLANTAGENET , Princess of England b: 15 MAR 1274/75 in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England
    5. Has Children Elizabeth PLANTAGENET , Princess of England b: AUG 1282 in Rhudlan Castle, Rhuddlan, Flintshire, Wales
    6. Has Children Edward II Plantagenet King of ENGLAND b: 25 APR 1284 in Caernarvon Castle, Caernarvonshire, Wales

    Sources:
    1. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 18-5, 161-14
    2. Title: Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on
      Page: Ferdinand III
    3. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 110-30
    4. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 161-14
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