(Eleanor of England Queen consort of Castile)


  • Born 13 October 1162 - Château de Domfront, Domfront, Lower-Normandy, France
  • Baptized - Domfront, Normandie
  • Deceased 25 October 1214 - Burgos, Burgos, Castille and Leon, Spain,aged 52 years old
  • Buried 31 October 1214 - Abbey of Santa Maria la Real de Huelgas, Burgos, Provincia de Burgos, Castilla y León, Spain
  • Princesa de Inglaterra y reina consorte de Castilla entre los años 1170 y 1214., Princesa de Inglaterra, Reina de Castilla (), Queen of Castile, Queen of Castille, Daughter of King Henry II, REINA CONSORTE DE CASTILLA, Reina de Castilla

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Princess Eleanor Plantagenet of England and Aquitaine (later Leonora; 13 October 1162 – 31 October 1214) was Queen of Castile as wife of Alfonso VIII of Castile.

She was born in the castle at Domfront, Normandy, and was baptised by Henry of Marcy. She was the sixth child and second daughter of King Henry II of England and his wife Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Hergodfather was the chronicler Robert of Torigny, who had a special interest in her and recorded her life as best he could. She received her first name as a namesake of her mother, whose name "Eleanor"(or Alienor) had previously been unrecorded though may have been related to the Greek Helen or the Italian Elena. Another view holds that in the Occitan language, Eleanor simply meant "the other Aenor," since Eleanor of Aquitaine was named for her mother, called Aenor.

Eleanor was a younger maternal half-sister of Marie de Champagne and Alix of France. She was a younger sister of William, Count of Poitiers, Henry the Young King, Matilda of England, Richard I of England and Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany. She was also an older sister of Joan of Sicily and John of England.

When she was eighteen years old, in September 1180, she was married to Alfonso VIII. The marriage was arranged to secure the Pyrennean border, with Gascony offered as her dowry.

Of all Eleanor of Aquitaine's daughters, her namesake Eleanor (who was called Leonor by her Spanish subjects) best inherited her mother's political influence. She reigned alongside her husband, who specified in his will that she was torule alongside their son in the event of his death. It was she who persuaded him to marry their daughter Berenguela to the king of Leon in the interest of peace.

When Alfonso died, his queen was reportedly so devastated with grief that she was unable to preside over the burial. Their daughter Berenguela instead performed these honors. Leonora then took sick and died only twenty-eight days after her husband, and was buried at Las Huelgas abbey in Burgos.

Berenguela, Queen of Castile (August 1180 - 8 November 1246), married King Alfonso IX of Leon
Sancho of Castile (born & died 1181)
Sancha of Castile (1182 - 3 February 1184)
Henry of Castile (born & died 1184)
Urraca, princess of Castile (1186-1220), married King Alfonso II of Portugal
Blanca of Castile (4 March 1188 - 26 November 1252), married King Louis VIII of France
Fernando of Castile (29 September 1189 - 1211)
Mafalda of Castile (1191-1204)
Constance of Castile (1195-1198)
Leonor of Castile (1200-1244), married King James I of Aragon
Constanza, nun at Las Huelgas (1201-1243)
Henry I, King of Castile (14 April 1204 - 1217)
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Princess Eleanor of England and Aquitaine (later Leonora; 13 October 1162 – 31 October 1214) was Queen of Castile as wife of Alfonso VIII of Castile.

She was born in the castle at Domfront, Normandy, and was baptised by Henry of Marcy. She was thesixth child and second daughter of King Henry II of England and his wife Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Her godfather was the chronicler Robert of Torigny, who had a special interest in her and recordedher life as best he could. She received her first name as a namesake of her mother, whose name "Eleanor" (or Alienor) had previously been unrecorded though may have been related to the Greek Helen orthe Italian Elena. Another view holds that in the Occitan language, Eleanor simply meant "the other Aenor," since Eleanor of Aquitaine was named for her mother, called Aenor.

Eleanor was a youngermaternal half-sister of Marie de Champagne and Alix of France. She was a younger sister of William, Count of Poitiers, Henry the Young King, Matilda of England, Richard I of England and Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany. She was also an older sister of Joan of Sicily and John of England.

When she was eighteen years old, in September 1180, she was married to Alfonso VIII. The marriage was arranged to secure the Pyrennean border, with Gascony offered as her dowry.

Of all Eleanor of Aquitaine's daughters, her namesake Eleanor (who was called Leonor by her Spanish subjects) best inherited her mother's political influence. She reigned alongside her husband, who specified in his will that she was to rule alongside their son in the event of his death. It was she who persuaded him to marry their daughter Berenguela to the king of Leon in the interest of peace.

When Alfonso died, his queen was reportedly so devastated with grief that she was unable to preside over the burial. Their daughter Berenguela instead performed these honors. Leonora then took sick and died only twenty-eight days after her husband, and was buried at Las Huelgas abbey in Burgos.

Berenguela, Queen of Castile (August 1180 - 8 November 1246), married King Alfonso IX of Leon
Sancho of Castile (born & died 1181)
Sancha of Castile (1182 - 3 February 1184)
Henry of Castile (born & died 1184)
Urraca, princess of Castile (1186-1220), married King Alfonso II of Portugal
Blanca of Castile (4 March 1188 - 26 November 1252), married King Louis VIII of France
Fernando of Castile (29 September 1189 - 1211)
Mafalda of Castile (1191-1204)
Constance of Castile (1195-1198)
Leonor of Castile (1200-1244), married King James I of Aragon
Constanza, nun at Las Huelgas (1201-1243)
Henry I, King of Castile (14 April 1204 - 1217)


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Queen Leonora (October 13, 1162 – October 31, 1214), was born as Princess Eleanor of England (and Aquitaine) and became Leonora, Queen of Castile as wife of Alfonso VIII of Castile.

She was born in Domfront Castle, Normandy. She was the sixth child and second daughter of King Henry II of England and his wife Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Her godfather was the chronicler Robert of Torigny, who had a special interest in her and recorded her life as best he could. She received her first name as a namesake of her mother, whose name "Eleanor" (or Alienor) had previously been unrecorded though may have been related to the Greek Helen or the Italian Elena. Another view holds that in the Occitan language, Eleanor simply meant "the other Aenor," since Eleanor of Aquitaine was named for her mother, called Aenor.

Eleanor was a younger maternal half-sister of Marie de Champagne and Alix of France. She was a younger sister of William, Count of Poitiers, Henry the Young King, Matilda of England, Richard I of England and Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany. She was also an older sister of Joan Plantagenet and John of England.

When she was eight years old, in 1170, she was married to Alfonso VIII. The marriage was arranged to secure the Pyrennean border, with Gascony offered as her dowry.

Of all Eleanor of Aquitaine's daughters, her namesake Eleanor (who was called Leonor by her Spanish subjects) best inherited her mother's political influence. She reigned alongside her husband, who specified in his will that she was to rule alongside their son in the event of his death. It was she who persuaded him to marry their daughter Berenguela to the king of Leon in the interest of peace.

When Alfonso died, his queen was reportedly so devastated with grief that she was unable to preside over the burial. Their daughter Berenguela instead performed these honors. Leonora then took sick and died only twenty-eight days after her husband, and was buried at Abbey de las Huelgas, in Burgos.

[edit] Children of Leonora and Alfonso

* Berenguela, Queen of Castile (1180-1246), married King Alfonso IX of Leon
* Sancho of Castile (1181-1181)
* Sancha of Castile (1182-1184?)
* Mafalda of Castile (1183?-1204)
* Urraca, princess of Castile (1186-1220), married King Alfonso II of Portugal
* Blanca of Castile (1188-1252), married King Louis VIII of France
* Fernando of Castile (1189-1211)
* Constance of Castile (1196?-late 1190s)
* Leonor of Castile (1200-1244), married King James I ofAragon
* Constanza, nun at Las Huelgas (1203?-1243)
* Henry I, King of Castile (1204-1217)
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Eleanor of England (known in Castilian as Leonor; 13 October 1162 – 31 October 1214) was Queen of Castile and Toledo as wife of Alfonso VIII of Castile. She was a daughter of Henry II of England and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Early life

She was born in the castle at Domfront, Normandy, and was baptised by Henry of Marcy. She was the sixth child and second daughter of King Henry II of England and his wife Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Her godfather was the chronicler Robert of Torigny, who had a special interest in her and recorded her life as best he could. She received her first name as a namesake of her mother, whose name "Eleanor" (or Alienor) had previously been unrecorded though may have been related to the Greek Helen or the Italian Elena. Another view holds that in the Occitan language, Eleanor simply meant "the other Aenor," since Eleanor of Aquitaine was named for her mother, called Aenor.
Family

Eleanor was a younger maternal half-sister of Marie de Champagne and Alix of France. She was a younger sister of William IX, Count of Poitiers, Henry the Young King, Matilda, Duchess of Saxony, Richard I of England and Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany. She was also an older sister of Joan of Sicily and John of England.
Marriage

When she was 14 years old, in September 1176, she was married to Alfonso VIII. The marriage was arranged to secure the Pyrennean border, with Gascony offered as her dowry.

Of all Eleanor of Aquitaine's daughters, her namesake Eleanor best inherited her mother's political influence. She was almost as powerful as her husband, who specified in his will that she was to rule alongside their son in the event of his death. It was she who persuaded him to marry their daughter Berenguela to the King of Leon in the interest of peace.

When Alfonso died, his Queen was reportedly so devastated with grief that shewas unable to preside over the burial. Their eldest daughter, Berenguela, instead performed these honors. Leonora then took sick and died only twenty-eight days after her husband, and was buried at Las Huelgas Abbey in Burgos.
Children

She and her husband had the following surviving issue:

* Berenguela, Queen of Castile (August 1180 - 8 November 1246), married King Alfonso IX of Leon

  • Sancho of Castile (born & died 1181)
    * Sancha of Castile (1182 - 3 February 1184)
    * Henry of Castile (born & died 1184)
    * Urraca of Castile (1186-1220), married King Alfonso II ofPortugal
    * Blanca of Castile (4 March 1188 – 26 November 1252), married King Louis VIII of France
    * Fernando of Castile (29 September 1189 - 1211)
    * Mafalda of Castile (1191-1204)
  • Constance of Castile (1195-1198)
    * Constanza, Nun at Las Huelgas (1201-1243)
    * Eleanor of Castile (1202-1244), married King James I of Aragon
    * Henry I, King of Castile (14 April 1204 - 1217)
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    Queen Leonora (October 13, 1162 – October 31, 1214), was born as Princess Eleanor of England (and Aquitaine) and became Leonora, Queen of Castile as wife of Alfonso VIII of Castile.

    She was born in Domfront Castle, Normandy. She was the sixth child and second daughter of King Henry II of England and his wife Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Her godfather was the chronicler Robert of Torigny, who had a special interest in her and recorded her life as best he could. She received her first name as a namesake of her mother, whose name "Eleanor" (or Alienor) had previously been unrecorded though may have been related to the Greek Helen or the Italian Elena. Another view holds that in the Occitan language, Eleanor simply meant "the other Aenor," since Eleanor of Aquitaine was named for her mother, called Aenor.

    Eleanor was a younger maternal half-sister of Marie de Champagne and Alix of France. She was a younger sister of William, Count of Poitiers, Henry the Young King, Matilda of England, Richard I of England and Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany. She was also an older sister of Joan of Sicily and John of England.

    When she was eight years old, in 1170, she was married to Alfonso VIII. The marriage was arranged to secure the Pyrennean border, with Gascony offered as her dowry.

    Of all Eleanor of Aquitaine's daughters, her namesake Eleanor (who was called Leonor by her Spanish subjects) best inherited her mother's political influence. She reigned alongside her husband, who specified in his will that she was to rule alongside their son in theevent of his death. It was she who persuaded him to marry their daughter Berenguela to the king of Leon in the interest of peace.

    When Alfonso died, his queen was reportedly so devastated with grief that she was unable to preside over the burial. Their daughter Berenguela instead performed these honors. Leonora then took sick and died only twenty-eight days after her husband, and was buried atAbbey de las Huelgas, in Burgos.
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    Leonora of England
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    Queen Leonora (October 13, 1162 – October 31, 1214), was born as Princess Eleanor of England (and Aquitaine) and became Leonora, Queen of Castile as wife of Alfonso VIII of Castile.
    She was born in the castle at Domfront, Normandy, and was baptised by Henry of Marcy. She was thesixth child and second daughter of King Henry II of England and his wife Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Her godfather was the chronicler Robert of Torigny, who had a special interest in her and recordedher life as best he could. She received her first name as a namesake of her mother, whose name "Eleanor" (or Alienor) had previously been unrecorded though may have been related to the Greek Helen orthe Italian Elena. Another view holds that in the Occitan language, Eleanor simply meant "the other Aenor," since Eleanor of Aquitaine was named for her mother, called Aenor.
    Eleanor was a younger maternal half-sister of Marie de Champagne and Alix of France. She was a younger sister of William, Count of Poitiers, Henry the Young King, Matilda of England, Richard I of England and Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany. She was also an older sister of Joan of Sicily and John of England.
    When she was eight years old, in 1170, she was married to Alfonso VIII. The marriage was arranged to secure the Pyrennean border, with Gascony offered as her dowry.
    Of all Eleanor of Aquitaine's daughters, her namesake Eleanor (who was called Leonor by her Spanish subjects) best inherited her mother's political influence. She reigned alongside her husband, who specified in his will that she was to rule alongside their son in the event of his death. It was she who persuaded him to marry their daughter Berenguela to the king of Leon in the interest of peace.
    When Alfonso died, his queen was reportedly so devastated with grief that she was unable to preside over the burial. Their daughter Berenguela insteadperformed these honors. Leonora then took sick and died only twenty-eight days after her husband, and was buried at Abbey de las Huelgas, in Burgos.
    [edit]Children of Leonora and Alfonso

    Berenguela, Queen of Castile (August 1180 - 8 November 1246), married King Alfonso IX of Leon
    Sancho of Castile (born & died 1181)
    Sancha of Castile (1182 - 3 February 1184)
    Henry of Castile (born & died 1184)
    Urraca, princess of Castile (1186-1220), married King Alfonso II of Portugal
    Blanca of Castile (4 March 1188 - 26 November 1252), married King Louis VIII of France
    Fernando of Castile (29 September 1189 - 1211)
    Mafalda of Castile (1191-1204)
    Constance of Castile (1195-1198)
    Leonor of Castile (1200-1244), married King James I of Aragon
    Constanza, nun at Las Huelgas (1201-1243)
    Henry I,King of Castile (14 April 1204 - 1217)

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    Eleanor of England (later Leonora; 13 October 1162 – 31 October 1214) was Queen of Castile as wife of Alfonso VIII of Castile.

    Shewas born in the castle at Domfront, Normandy, and was baptised by Henry of Marcy. She was the sixth child and second daughter of King Henry II of England and his wife Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Her godfather was the chronicler Robert of Torigny, who had a special interest in her and recorded her life as best he could. She received her first name as a namesake of her mother, whose name "Eleanor" (or Alienor) had previously been unrecorded though may have been related to the Greek Helen or the Italian Elena. Another view holds that in the Occitan language, Eleanor simply meant "the other Aenor," since Eleanor of Aquitaine was named for her mother, called Aenor.

    Eleanor was a younger maternal half-sister of Marie de Champagne and Alix of France. She was a younger sister of William IX, Count of Poitiers, Henry the Young King, Matilda, Duchess of Saxony, Richard I of England and Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany. She was also an older sister of Joan of Sicily and John of England.

    When she was eighteen years old, in September 1180, she was married to Alfonso VIII. The marriage was arranged to secure the Pyrennean border, with Gascony offered as her dowry.

    Of all Eleanor of Aquitaine's daughters, her namesake Eleanor (who was called Leonor by her Spanish subjects) best inherited her mother's political influence. She reigned alongside her husband, who specified in his will that she was to rule alongside their son in the event of his death. It was she who persuaded him to marry their daughter Berenguela to the king of Leon in the interest of peace.

    When Alfonso died, his queen was reportedly so devastated with grief that she was unable to preside over the burial. Their daughter Berenguela instead performed these honors. Leonora then took sick and died only twenty-eightdays after her husband, and was buried at Las Huelgas abbey in Burgos.


    [edit] Children
    Berenguela, Queen of Castile (August 1180 - 8 November 1246), married King Alfonso IX of Leon
    Sancho of Castile (born & died 1181)
    Sancha of Castile (1182 - 3 February 1184)
    Henry of Castile (born & died 1184)
    Urraca of Castile (1186-1220), married King Alfonso II of Portugal
    Blanca of Castile (4 March 1188 - 26 November 1252), married King Louis VIII of France
    Fernando of Castile (29 September 1189 - 1211)
    Mafalda of Castile (1191-1204)
    Constance of Castile (1195-1198)
    Constanza, nun at Las Huelgas (1201-1243)
    Eleanor of Castile, married King James I of Aragon
    Henry I, King of Castile (14 April 1204 - 1217)

    [edit] Sources
    Fraser, Antonia. The Middle Ages, A Royal History of England.
    Gillingham, John. "Events and Opinions: Norman and English Views of Aquitaine, c.1152–c.1204." The World of Eleanor of Aquitaine: Literature and Society in Southern France between the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries, edd. Marcus Bull and Catherine Léglu. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2005. ISBN 1 84383 114 7.
    Rada Jiménez, Rodrigo. Historia de los hechos de España.
    Wheeler, Bonnie, and Parsons, John Carmi. Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady. 2002

    [edit] External links
    Adrian Fletcher’s Paradoxplace – Leonora’s Tomb in the Cistercian Nunnery of Santa Maria de Real Huelgas in Burgos, Spain
    Spanish royalty
    Preceded by
    Richeza of Poland Queen consort of Castile
    1170–1214 Succeeded by
    Mafalda of Portugal

    Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonora_of_England"

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    Eleanor of England (known in Castilian as Leonor; 13 October 1162 – 31 October 1214) was Queen of Castile and Toledo as wife of Alfonso VIII of Castile. She was a daughter of Henry II of England and his wife, Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine.

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    1 Early life
    2 Family
    3 Marriage
    4 Children
    5 Ancestors
    6 References
    7 Sources
    8 External links

    [edit] Early life
    She was born in the castle at Domfront, Normandy, and was baptised by Henry of Marcy. She was the sixth child and second daughter of King Henry II of England and his wife, Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine.[1] Her godfather was the chronicler Robert of Torigny, who had a special interest in her and recorded her life as best he could. She received her first name as a namesake of her mother, whose name "Eleanor" (or Alienor) had previously been unrecorded though may have been related to the Greek Helen or the Italian Elena. Another view holds that in the Occitan language, Eleanor simply meant "the other Aenor", since Eleanor of Aquitaine was named for her mother, called Aenor.

    [edit] Family
    Eleanor was a younger maternal half-sister of Marie de Champagne and Alix of France. She was a younger sister of William IX, Count of Poitiers, Henry the Young King, Matilda, Duchess of Saxony, Richard I of England and Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany. She was also an oldersister of Queen Joan of Sicily and King John of England.

    [edit] Marriage
    When she was 14 years old, before 17 September 1177, she was married to King Alfonso VIII of Castile in Burgos.[2][3] The marriage was arranged to secure the Pyrennean border, with Gascony offered as her dowry.

    Of all Eleanor of Aquitaine's daughters, her namesake Eleanor best inherited her mother's political influence. She was almost as powerful as her husband, who specified in his will that she was to rule alongside their son in the event of his death. It was she who persuaded him to marry their daughter Berengaria to the King of Leon in the interest of peace.

    When Alfonso died, his Queen was reportedly so devastated with grief that she was unable to preside over the burial. Their eldest daughter, Berengaria, instead performed these honors. Eleanor then took sick and died only twenty-eight days after her husband, and was buried at Las Huelgas Abbey in Burgos.

    [edit] Children
    She and her husband had the following surviving issue:[3][4]

    Name Birth Death Notes
    Infanta Berenguela (Berengaria) Burgos,
    1 January/
    June 1180 Las Huelgas near Burgos,
    8 November 1246 Married firstly in Seligenstadt on 23 April 1188 with Duke Conrad II of Swabia, but the union (only by contract and never solemnized) was later annulled. Married in Valladolid between 1/16 December 1197 with King Alfonso IX of León as her second wife.[5] After their marriage was dissolved on grounds of consanguinity in 1204, she returned to her homeland and became regent of her minor brother King Henry I. Queen of Castile in her own right after the death of Henry I in 1214, inmediately abdicated in favor of her son.
    Infante Sancho Burgos,
    5 April 1181 26 July 1181 Heir of the throne since his birth, died aged three months.
    Infanta Sancha 20/28 March 1182 3 February 1184/
    16 October 1185 Died in infancy.
    Infante Enrique (Henry) 1184 1184? Heir of the throne since his birth, died either shortly after been bornor in infancy. His existence is disputed among sources.
    Infanta Urraca 1186/
    28 May 1187 Coimbra,
    3 November 1220 Married in 1206 to Prince Alfonso, who succeeded his father in 1212 as King Alfonso II of Portugal.
    Infanta Blanca (Blanche) Palencia,
    4 March 1188 Paris,
    27 November 1252 Married in the Abbaye de Port-Mort near Pont-Audemer, Normandy on 23 May 1200 with Prince Louis, who succeeded his father in 1223 as King Louis VIII of France. Regent of the Kingdom of France during her son's minority (1226–1234) and during his absence on the Seventh Crusade.
    Infante Fernando (Ferdinand) Cuenca,
    29 September 1189 Madrid,
    14 October 1211 Heir of the throne since his birth. On whose behalf Diego of Acebo and the future Saint Dominic travelled to Denmark in 1203 to secure a bride[6] He died soon after returning from campaigning against the Moors.
    Infanta Mafalda Plasencia,
    1191 Salamanca,
    1211 Betrothed in 1204 to Infante Ferdinand of Leon, eldest son of King Alfonso IX and stepson of her oldest sister.
    Infanta Constanza (Constance) 1195 Las Huelgas,
    1243 A nun at the Cistercian monastery of Santa María la Real at Las Huelgas in 1217, she later became Abbess of hercommunity.
    Infanta Leonor (Eleanor) 1202 Las Huelgas,
    1244 Married in Ágreda on 6 February 1221 with King James I of Aragon. After her marriage was dissolved on grounds of consanguinity in April 1229, she became a nun at the Cistercian monastery of Santa María la Real at Las Huelgas.
    King Enrique I (Henry I) of Castile Valladolid,
    14 April 1204 Palencia,
    6 June 1217 Only surviving son, he succeeded his father in 1214 aged ten under the regency firstly of his mother and later his oldest sister Berengaria. Married in Burgos before 29 August 1215 with Infanta Mafalda of Portugal, the union was unconsummated and disolved in 1216 on grounds of consanguinity. Soon after his divorce was betrothed with Infanta Sancha of León, eldest daughter of King Alfonso IX and stepdaughter of her oldest sister, but died killed by a tile coming off a roof before the marriage could be solemnized.

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    23. Saint Margaret of Scotland



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    12. William IX of Aquitaine



    25. Hildegarde of Burgundy



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    26. William IV of Toulouse



    13. Philippa of Toulouse



    27. Emma of Mortain



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    28. Boson II de Châtellerault



    14. Aimery I ofChâttellerault



    29. Alienor de Thouars



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    [edit] References
    1.^ Weir, Alison. Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy. London: Vintage Books, 2008, p. 64.
    2.^ ENGLAND KINGS 1066-1603
    3.^ a b Weir, 64.
    4.^ CASTILE
    5.^ New international encyclopedia, Vol.13, (Dodd, Mead and Company, 1915), 782.
    6.^ Vicaire. pp 89–98.
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    Queen Leonora (October 13, 1162 – October 31, 1214), was born as Princess Eleanor of England (and Aquitaine) and became Leonora, Queen of Castile as wife of Alfonso VIII of Castile.

    She was born in the castle at Domfront, Normandy, and was baptised by Henry of Marcy. She was the sixth child and second daughter of King Henry II of England and his wife Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Her godfather was the chronicler Robert of Torigny, who had a special interest in her and recorded her life as best he could. She received her first name as a namesake of her mother, whose name "Eleanor" (or Alienor) had previously been unrecorded though may have been related to the Greek Helen or the Italian Elena. Another view holds that in the Occitan language, Eleanor simply meant "the other Aenor," since Eleanor of Aquitaine was named for her mother, called Aenor.

    Eleanor was a younger maternal half-sister of Marie de Champagne and Alix of France. She was a younger sister of William, Count of Poitiers, Henry the Young King, Matilda of England, Richard I of England and Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany. She was also an older sister of Joan of Sicily and John of England.

    When she was eighteen years old, in 1180, she was married to Alfonso VIII. The marriage was arranged to secure the Pyrennean border, with Gascony offered as her dowry.

    Of all Eleanor of Aquitaine's daughters, hernamesake Eleanor (who was called Leonor by her Spanish subjects) best inherited her mother's political influence. She reigned alongside her husband, who specified in his will that she was to rule alongside their son in the event of his death. It was she who persuaded him to marry their daughter Berenguela to the king of Leon in the interest of peace.

    When Alfonso died, his queen was reportedlyso devastated with grief that she was unable to preside over the burial. Their daughter Berenguela instead performed these honors. Leonora then took sick and died only twenty-eight days after her husband, and was buried at Las Huelgas abbey in Burgos.

    Children of Leonora and Alfonso
    Berenguela, Queen of Castile (August 1180 - 8 November 1246), married King Alfonso IX of Leon
    Sancho of Castile (born & died 1181)
    Sancha of Castile (1182 - 3 February 1184)
    Henry of Castile (born & died 1184)
    Urraca, princess of Castile (1186-1220), married King Alfonso II of Portugal
    Blanca of Castile (4 March 1188 - 26 November 1252), married King Louis VIII of France
    Fernando of Castile (29 September 1189 - 1211)
    Mafalda of Castile (1191-1204)
    Constance of Castile (1195-1198)
    Leonor of Castile (1200-1244), married King James I of Aragon
    Constanza, nun at Las Huelgas (1201-1243)
    Henry I, King of Castile (14 April 1204 - 1217)
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    Séptima hija de Enrique II de Inglaterra de Inglaterra y Leonor de Aquitania, y hermana de Ricardo Corazón de León y Juan sin Tierra, ambos reyes de Inglaterra. A la edad de 9 años, en septiembre de 1170, contrajo matrimonioen Burgos con Alfonso VIII de Castilla, quien fue coronado a los doce años. El matrimonio sirvió como pacto para proteger la frontera pirenaica por lo que Leonor aportó como dote de boda el condado de Gascuña que Alfonso nunca pudo anexionar a la corona de Castilla. Sin embargo, numerosos caballeros gascones vinieron a la península para ayudar a su señor en la lucha contra los almohades.

    La pareja tuvo trece hijos:

    Sancho (1172 - 1172).
    Fernando (1173 - 1179).
    Sancho (1180 - 1181).
    Berenguela, (Segovia, 1 de junio de 1180 - Monasterio de las Huelgas, 8 de noviembre de 1246).Reina de Castilla (1217). Esposa (1197) de Alfonso IX, rey de León.
    Enrique (1182 - 1183).
    Fernando (1183 - 1183).
    Urraca (1187 – 1220). Reina consorte de Portugal por su matrimonio (1201) con Alfonso II de Portugal.
    Blanca de Castilla (1188 – Maubuisson 1252). Reina consorte de Francia por su matrimonio (1200) con Luis VIII de Francia.
    Fernando (Cuenca, 1188 – Madrid, 1211).
    Constanza († 1243), abadesa del monasterio cisterciense de Las Huelgas.
    Leonor de Castilla (1202 – 1244). Reina consorte de Aragón por su matrimonio (Ágreda, 1221) con Jaime I el Conquistador.
    Enrique I (1203 – Palencia, 1217), sucesor de Alfonso VIII.
    Mafalda.
    Tuvo gran influencia política y reinó interviniendo junto al rey castellano, el cual especificó en su testamento que sería ella quien gobernaría Castilla durante la minoría de edad del heredero. Hacia 1180 el monarca castellano y su esposa decidieron fundar un monasterio de monjas cistercienses, el monasterio de Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas. Aquella fundación, dependiente en principio del monasterio de Tulebras (Navarra), desde 1187, por deseo de los reyes, se convierte en casa madre de todas las abadías femeninas en territorio de Castilla y León. Fue, además, escogida como panteón real.


    Tumba que comparte con su esposo.La reina ordenó edificar en la catedral de Toledo una capilla dedicadaa Santo Tomás Becket o Tomás Canturiense (de Canterbury), como se decía entonces, que a la sazón, fue la primera dedicada al santo británico fuera de las islas. Hoy día, la capilla no se conserva porque fue comprada por el condestable Álvaro de Luna para edificar su propia capilla funeraria en ese espacio con el añadido de otras dos colaterales. Hoy se llama capilla de Santiago.

    Asimismo en 1183, sobre el solar de la mezquita de Cuenca ordena comenzar la construcción de una catedral para la ciudad recién reconquistada. Leonor de Plantagenet murió en 1214, tres semanas después de que lo hiciera su marido Alfonso VIII y ambos están enterrados en el Monasterio de las Huelgas de Burgos.

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    Eleanor of England (known in Castilian as Leonor; 13 October 1162 – 31 October 1214) was Queen of Castile and Toledo as wife of Alfonso VIII of Castile. She was a daughter of Henry II of England and his wife, Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine.

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    1 Early life
    2 Family
    3 Marriage
    4 Children
    5 Ancestors
    6 References
    7 Sources
    8 External links


    [edit] Early life
    She was born in the castle at Domfront, Normandy, and was baptised by Henry of Marcy. She was the sixth child and second daughter of King Henry II of England and his wife, Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine.[1] Her godfather was the chronicler Robert of Torigny, who had a special interest in her and recorded her life as best he could. She received her first name as a namesake of her mother, whose name "Eleanor" (or Alienor) had previously been unrecorded though may have been related to the Greek Helen or the Italian Elena. Another view holds that in the Occitan language, Eleanor simply meant "the other Aenor", since Eleanor of Aquitaine was named for her mother, called Aenor.

    [edit] Family
    Eleanor was a younger maternal half-sister of Marie de Champagne and Alix of France. She was a younger sister of William IX, Count of Poitiers, Henry the Young King, Matilda, Duchess of Saxony, Richard I of England and Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany. She was also an older sister of Queen Joan of Sicily and King John of England.

    [edit] Marriage
    When she was 14 years old, before 17 September 1177, she was married to King Alfonso VIII of Castile in Burgos.[2][3] The marriage was arranged to secure the Pyreneean border, with Gascony offered as her dowry.

    Of all Eleanor of Aquitaine's daughters, her namesake Eleanor best inherited her mother's political influence. She was almost as powerful as her husband, who specified in his will that she was to rule alongside their son in the event of his death. It was she who persuaded him to marry their daughter Berengaria to the King of Leon in the interest of peace.

    When Alfonso died, his Queen was reportedly so devastated with grief that she was unable to preside over the burial. Their eldest daughter, Berengaria, instead performed these honours. Eleanor then took sick and died only twenty-eight days after her husband, and was buried at Las Huelgas Abbey in Burgos.

    [edit] Children
    She and her husband had the following surviving issue:[3][4]

    Name Birth Death Notes
    Infanta Berenguela (Berengaria) Burgos,
    1 January/
    June 1180 Las Huelgas near Burgos,
    8 November 1246 Married firstly in Seligenstadt on 23 April 1188 with Duke Conrad II of Swabia, but the union (only by contract and never solemnised) was later annulled. Married in Valladolid between 1/16 December 1197 with King Alfonso IX of León as her second wife.[5] After their marriage was dissolved on grounds of consanguinity in 1204, she returned to her homeland and became regent of her minor brother King Henry I. Queen of Castile in her own right after the death of Henry I in 1214, immediately abdicated in favour of her son.
    Infante Sancho Burgos,
    5 April 1181 26 July 1181 Heir of the throne since his birth, died aged three months.
    Infanta Sancha 20/28 March 1182 3 February 1184/
    16 October 1185 Died in infancy.
    Infante Enrique (Henry) 1184 1184? Heir of the throne since his birth, died either shortly after being born or in infancy. His existence is disputed among sources.
    Infanta Urraca 1186/
    28 May 1187 Coimbra,
    3 November 1220 Married in 1206 to Prince Alfonso, who succeeded his father in 1212 as King Alfonso II of Portugal.
    Infanta Blanca (Blanche) Palencia,
    4 March 1188 Paris,
    27 November 1252 Married in the Abbaye de Port-Mort near Pont-Audemer, Normandy on 23 May 1200 with Prince Louis, who succeeded his father in 1223as King Louis VIII of France. Regent of the Kingdom of France during her son's minority (1226–1234) and during his absence on the Seventh Crusade.
    Infante Fernando (Ferdinand) Cuenca,
    29 September 1189 Madrid,
    14 October 1211 Heir of the throne since his birth. On whose behalf Diego of Acebo and the future Saint Dominic travelled to Denmark in 1203 to secure a bride[6] He died soon after returning from campaigning against the Moors.
    Infanta Mafalda Plasencia,
    1191 Salamanca,
    1211 Betrothed in 1204 to Infante Ferdinand of Leon, eldest son of King Alfonso IX and stepson of her oldest sister.
    Infanta Constanza (Constance) 1195 Las Huelgas,
    1243 A nun at the Cistercian monastery of Santa María la Real at Las Huelgas in 1217, she later became Abbess of her community.
    Infanta Leonor (Eleanor) 1202 Las Huelgas,
    1244 Married in Ágreda on 6 February 1221 with King James I of Aragon. After her marriage was dissolved on grounds of consanguinity in April 1229, she became a nun at the Cistercian monastery of Santa María la Real at Las Huelgas.
    King Enrique I (Henry I) of Castile Valladolid,
    14 April 1204 Palencia,
    6 June 1217 Only surviving son, he succeeded his father in 1214 aged ten under the regency firstly of his mother and later his oldest sister Berengaria. Married in Burgos before 29 August 1215 with Infanta Mafalda of Portugal, the union was unconsummated and dissolved in 1216 on grounds of consanguinity. Soon after his divorce was betrothed with Infanta Sancha of León, eldest daughter of King Alfonso IX and stepdaughter of her oldest sister, but died killed by a tile coming off a roof before the marriage could be solemnized.

    References
    ^ Weir, Alison. Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy. London: Vintage Books, 2008, p. 64.
    ^ ENGLAND KINGS 1066-1603
    ^ a b Weir, 64.
    ^ CASTILE
    ^ New international encyclopedia, Vol.13, (Dodd, Mead and Company, 1915), 782.
    ^ Vicaire. pp 89–98.
    [edit] Sources
    Fraser, Antonia. The Middle Ages, A Royal History of England. University of California Press, 2000. ISBN 0520227999.
    Gillingham, John. "Events and Opinions: Norman and English Views of Aquitaine, c.1152–c.1204." The Worldof Eleanor of Aquitaine: Literature and Society in Southern France between the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries, edd. Marcus Bull and Catherine Léglu. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2005. ISBN 1 84383 1147.
    Rada Jiménez, Rodrigo. Historia de los hechos de España.
    Weir, Alison. Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy. London: Vintage Books, 2008. ISBN 009953973X.
    Wheeler, Bonnie, and Parsons, John Carmi. Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady. Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. ISBN 0230602363.
    [edit] External links
    Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Eleanor of England (1162-1214)
    Adrian Fletcher’s Paradoxplace – Leonora’s Tomb in the Cistercian Nunnery of Santa Maria de Real Huelgas in Burgos, Spain
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    Eleanor of England
    Queen consort of Castile
    Tenure September1177 – 5 October 1214
    Spouse Alfonso VIII of Castile
    Detail
    Issue
    Berengaria, Queen of León and Castile
    Infante Sancho of Castile
    Infanta Sancha of Castile
    Infante Henry of Castile
    Urraca, Queen of Portugal
    Blanche, Queen of France
    Infante Ferdinand of Castile
    Infanta Mafalda of Castile
    Eleanor, Queen of Aragon
    Infanta Constance of Castile
    Henry I of Castile
    House House of Plantagenet
    Father Henry II of England
    Mother Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine
    Born 13 October 1162(1162-10-13)
    Domfront Castle, Normandy
    Died 31 October 1214 (aged 52)
    Burgos, Castile
    Burial Las Huelgas, Burgos

    Eleanor of England (known in Castilian as Leonor; 13 October 1162 – 31 October 1214) was Queen of Castile and Toledo as wife of Alfonso VIII of Castile. She was a daughter of Henry II of England and his wife, Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine.
    Contents
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    * 1 Early life
    * 2 Family
    * 3 Marriage
    * 4 Children
    * 5 Ancestors
    * 6 References
    * 7 Sources
    * 8 External links

    [edit] Early life

    She was born in the castle at Domfront, Normandy, and was baptised by Henry of Marcy. She was the sixth child and second daughter of King Henry II of England and his wife, Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine.[1] Her godfather was the chronicler Robert of Torigny, who had a special interest in her and recorded her life as best he could. She received her first name as a namesake of her mother, whose name "Eleanor" (or Alienor) had previously been unrecorded though may have been related to the Greek Helen or the Italian Elena. Another view holds that in the Occitan language, Eleanor simply meant "the other Aenor", since Eleanor of Aquitaine was named for her mother, called Aenor.
    [edit] Family

    Eleanor was a younger maternal half-sister ofMarie de Champagne and Alix of France. She was a younger sister of William IX, Count of Poitiers, Henry the Young King, Matilda, Duchess of Saxony, Richard I of England and Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany. She was also an older sister of Queen Joan of Sicily and King John of England.
    [edit] Marriage

    When she was 14 years old, before 17 September 1177, she was married to King Alfonso VIII of Castile in Burgos.[2][3] The marriage was arranged to secure the Pyrennean border, with Gascony offered as her dowry.

    Of all Eleanor of Aquitaine's daughters, her namesake Eleanor best inherited her mother's political influence. She was almost as powerful as her husband, who specified in his will that she was to rule alongside their son in the event of his death. It was she who persuaded him to marry their daughter Berengaria to the King of Leon in the interest of peace.

    When Alfonso died, his Queen was reportedly so devastated with grief that she was unable to preside over the burial. Their eldest daughter, Berengaria, instead performed these honors. Eleanor then took sick and died only twenty-eight days after her husband, and was buried at Las Huelgas Abbey in Burgos.
    [edit] Children

    She and her husband had the following surviving issue:[3][4]
    Name Birth Death Notes
    Infanta Berenguela (Berengaria) Burgos,
    1 January/
    June 1180 Las Huelgas near Burgos,
    8 November 1246 Married firstly in Seligenstadt on 23 April 1188 with Duke Conrad II of Swabia, but the union (only by contract and never solemnized) was later annulled. Married in Valladolid between 1/16 December 1197 with King Alfonso IX of León as her second wife.[5] After their marriage was dissolved on grounds of consanguinity in 1204, she returned to her homeland and became regent of her minor brother King Henry I. Queen of Castile in her own right after the death of Henry I in 1214, inmediately abdicated in favor of her son.
    Infante Sancho Burgos,
    5 April 1181 26 July 1181 Heir of the throne since his birth, died aged three months.
    Infanta Sancha 20/28 March 1182 3 February 1184/
    16 October 1185 Died in infancy.
    Infante Enrique (Henry) 1184 1184? Heir of the throne since his birth, died either shortly after been born or in infancy. His existence is disputed among sources.
    Infanta Urraca 1186/
    28 May 1187 Coimbra,
    3 November 1220 Married in 1206 to Prince Alfonso, who succeeded his father in 1212 as King Alfonso II of Portugal.
    Infanta Blanca (Blanche) Palencia,
    4 March 1188 Paris,
    27 November 1252 Married in the Abbaye de Port-Mort near Pont-Audemer, Normandy on 23 May 1200 with Prince Louis, who succeeded his father in 1223 as King Louis VIII of France. Regent of the Kingdom of France during her son's minority (1226–1234) and during his absence on the Seventh Crusade.
    Infante Fernando (Ferdinand) Cuenca,
    29 September 1189 Madrid,
    14 October 1211 Heir of the throne since his birth. On whose behalf Diego of Acebo and the future Saint Dominic travelled to Denmark in 1203 to secure a bride[6] He died soon after returning from campaigning against the Moors.
    Infanta Mafalda Plasencia,
    1191 Salamanca,
    1211 Betrothed in 1204 to Infante Ferdinand of Leon, eldest son of King Alfonso IX and stepson of her oldest sister.
    Infanta Constanza (Constance) 1195 Las Huelgas,
    1243 A nun at the Cistercian monastery of Santa María la Real at Las Huelgas in 1217, she later became Abbess of her community.
    Infanta Leonor (Eleanor) 1202 Las Huelgas,
    1244 Married in Ágreda on 6 February 1221 with King James I of Aragon. After her marriage was dissolved on grounds of consanguinity in April 1229, she became a nun at the Cistercian monastery of Santa María la Real at Las Huelgas.
    King Enrique I (Henry I) of Castile Valladolid,
    14 April 1204 Palencia,
    6 June 1217 Only surviving son, he succeeded his father in 1214 aged ten under the regency firstly of his mother and later his oldest sister Berengaria. Married in Burgos before 29 August 1215 with Infanta Mafalda of Portugal, the union was unconsummated and disolved in 1216 on grounds of consanguinity. Soon after his divorce was betrothed with Infanta Sancha of León, eldest daughter of King Alfonso IX and stepdaughter of her oldest sister, but died killed by a tile coming off a roof before the marriage could be solemnized.
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    [edit] References

    1. ^ Weir, Alison. Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy. London: Vintage Books, 2008, p. 64.
    2. ^ ENGLAND KINGS 1066-1603
    3. ^ a b Weir, 64.
    4. ^ CASTILE
    5. ^ New international encyclopedia, Vol.13, (Dodd, Mead and Company, 1915), 782.
    6. ^Vicaire. pp 89–98.

    [edit] Sources

    * Fraser, Antonia. The Middle Ages, A Royal History of England. University of California Press, 2000. ISBN 0520227999.
    * Gillingham, John. "Events and Opinions: Norman and English Views of Aquitaine, c.1152–c.1204." The World of Eleanor of Aquitaine: Literature and Society in Southern France between the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries, edd. Marcus Bull and Catherine Léglu. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2005. ISBN 1 84383 114 7.
    * Rada Jiménez, Rodrigo. Historia de los hechos de España.
    * Weir, Alison. Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy. London: Vintage Books, 2008. ISBN 009953973X.
    * Wheeler, Bonnie, and Parsons, John Carmi. Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady. Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. ISBN 0230602363.

    [edit] External links
    Search Wikimedia Commons Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Eleanor of England (1162-1214)

    * Adrian Fletcher’s Paradoxplace – Leonora’s Tomb in the Cistercian Nunnery of Santa Maria de Real Huelgas in Burgos, Spain

    Spanish royalty
    Preceded by
    Richeza of Poland Queen consort of Castile
    1177–1214 Succeeded by
    Mafalda of Portugal
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    Princesa de Inglaterra y reina consorte de Castilla entre los años 1170 y 1214, por su matrimonio con el rey Alfonso VIII de Castilla. Fue hija del rey Enrique II de Inglaterra y de su esposa, la reina Leonor de Aquitania.

    Fue madre, entre otros, de los reyes Enrique I de Castilla y Berenguela I de Castilla.

    Fue hija del rey Enrique II de Inglaterra y de su esposa, la reina Leonor de Aquitania. Por parte paterna fueron sus abuelos Godofredo V de Anjou y su esposa Matilde de Inglaterra, hija del rey Enrique I de Inglaterra. Por parte materna fueron sus abuelos Guillermo X de Poitiers,conde de Poitiers, y su esposa Leonor de Châtellerault, duquesa de Aquitania.

    Fueron sus hermanos, entre otros, los reyes Ricardo Corazón de León y Juan sin Tierra, monarcas de Inglaterra.

    Nació en 1160 y en septiembre de 1170 se desposó en la ciudad de Tarazona con Alfonso VIII de Castilla, quien había sido coronado en la ciudad de Burgos un año antes, y antes del matrimonio, sus padres, los reyes de Inglaterra, concedieron como dote a su hija el ducado de Aquitania, que pertenecía a su madre, la reina Leonor de Aquitania. Alfonso VIII de Castilla concedió como dote a su esposa los castillos de Burgos y Castrojeriz, Amaya, Avia, Saldaña, Monzón de Campos, Carrión de los Condes, Dueñas, Tariego de Cerrato, Cabezón, Medina del Campo, Astudillo, Aguilar y Villaescusa, y las rentas del puerto de Santander, Cabedo, Besgo de Santillana, Tudela, Calahorra, Arnedo, Vigera, Metria, las del castillo y ciudad de Nájera, Logroño, Grañón, Belorado, Pancorbo, Piedralada, Poza de la Sal, monasterio de Rodilla, Atienza, Ciudad de Osma, Peñafiel, Curiel de Duero, Hita, Zurita y Peñanegra, y para su cámara la ciudad de Burgos y la villa de Castrojeriz, con todos sus derechos y rentas, y le donaría además la mitad de los territorios que conquistase a los musulmanes desde que su matrimonio fuera celebrado.

    El matrimonio sirvió para reforzar la frontera pirenaica,y Leonor Plantagenet aportó además como dote de boda el condado de Gascuña que Alfonso VIII nunca pudo anexionar a la corona de Castilla. Sin embargo, numerosos caballeros gascones vinieron a la península para ayudar a su señor en la lucha contra los almohades. Hacia 1180 el monarca castellano y su esposa decidieron fundar un monasterio de monjas cistercienses, el monasterio de las Huelgas de Burgos. Aquella fundación, dependiente en principio del Monasterio de Santa María de la Caridad de Tulebras, en (Navarra), se convirtió desde 1187, por deseo de los reyes, en casa madre de todas las abadías femeninas cistercienses en territorio de Castilla y fue elegido por Alfonso VIII y su esposa como panteón real para ellos y sus descendientes.

    La reina ordenó edificar en la catedralde Toledo una capilla dedicada a Santo Tomás Becket o Tomás Canturiense (de Canterbury), como era conocido entonces, que fue la primera dedicada al santo británico fuera de las Islas Británicas. La capilla no se conserva en la actualidad porque fue destruída y su espacio pasó a formar parte de la capilla de Santiago de la Catedral de Toledo, que fue edificada por el condestable Álvaro de Luna para construir su propia capilla funeraria. Asimismo en 1183, sobre el solar de la mezquita de Cuenca ordenó que se comenzase a construir una catedral para la ciudad manchega, que había sido reconquistada recientemente.

    La reina Leonor Plantagenet falleció el día 31 de octubre de 1214, varias semanas después de que falleciera su esposo, el rey Alfonso VIII de Castilla, quien falleció el día 6 de octubre de 1214.
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    Sources: See those of her descendants.
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    Queen Leonora (October 13, 1162 – October 31, 1214), was born as Princess Eleanor of England (and Aquitaine) and became Leonora, Queen of Castile as wife of Alfonso VIII of Castile.

    She was born in the castle at Domfront, Normandy, and was baptised by Henry of Marcy. She was the sixth child and second daughter of King Henry II of England and his wife Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Her godfather was the chronicler Robert of Torigny, who had a special interest in her and recorded her life as best he could. She received her first name as a namesake of her mother, whose name "Eleanor" (or Alienor) had previously been unrecorded though may have been related to the Greek Helen or the Italian Elena. Another view holds that in the Occitan language, Eleanor simply meant "the other Aenor," since Eleanor of Aquitaine was named for her mother, called Aenor.

    Eleanor was a younger maternal half-sister of Marie de Champagne and Alix of France. She was a younger sister of William, Count of Poitiers, Henry the Young King, Matilda of England, Richard I of England and Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany. She was also an older sister of Joan of Sicily and John of England.

    When she was eighteen years old, in 1180, she was married to Alfonso VIII. The marriage was arranged to secure the Pyrennean border, with Gascony offered as her dowry.

    Of all Eleanor of Aquitaine's daughters, her namesake Eleanor (who was called Leonor by her Spanish subjects) best inherited her mother's political influence. She reigned alongside her husband, who specified in his will that she was to rule alongside their son in the event of his death. It was she who persuaded him to marry their daughter Berenguela to the king of Leon in the interest of peace.

    When Alfonso died, his queen was reportedly so devastated with grief that she was unable to preside over the burial. Their daughter Berenguela instead performed these honors. Leonora then took sick and died only twenty-eight days after her husband, and was buried at Las Huelgas abbey in Burgos.

    Children of Leonora and Alfonso
    Berenguela, Queen of Castile (August 1180 - 8 November 1246), married King Alfonso IX of Leon
    Sancho of Castile (born & died 1181)
    Sancha of Castile (1182 - 3 February 1184)
    Henry of Castile (born & died 1184)
    Urraca, princess of Castile (1186-1220), married King Alfonso II of Portugal
    Blanca of Castile (4 March 1188 - 26 November 1252), married King Louis VIII of France
    Fernando of Castile (29 September 1189 - 1211)
    Mafalda of Castile (1191-1204)
    Constance of Castile (1195-1198)
    Leonor of Castile (1200-1244), married King James I of Aragon
    Constanza, nun at Las Huelgas (1201-1243)
    Henry I, King of Castile (14 April 1204 - 1217)
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    Eleanor of England (also known as Leonora de Ingleterra) was Queen of Castile as wife of Alfonso VIII of Castile. When she waseighteen years old, she was married to Alfonso VIII. The marriage was arranged to secure the Pyrennean border, with Gascony offered as her dowry.

    When Alfonso died, his queen was reportedly so devastated with grief that she was unable to preside over the burial. Their daughter Berenguela instead performed these honors. Leonora then took sick and died only twenty-eight days after her husband.

    She bore 12 children with Alfonso, including our ancestor Blanche of Castile.

    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonora_of_England for more information.
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    Eleanor of England (later Leonora; 13 October 1162 – 31 October 1214) was Queen of Castile as wife of Alfonso VIII of Castile.

    She was born in the castle at Domfront, Normandy, and was baptised by Henry of Marcy. She was the sixth child and second daughter of King Henry II of England and his wife Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Her godfather was the chronicler Robert of Torigny, who had a special interest in her andrecorded her life as best he could. She received her first name as a namesake of her mother, whose name "Eleanor" (or Alienor) had previously been unrecorded though may have been related to the GreekHelen or the Italian Elena. Another view holds that in the Occitan language, Eleanor simply meant "the other Aenor," since Eleanor of Aquitaine was named for her mother, called Aenor.

    Eleanor was a younger maternal half-sister of Marie de Champagne and Alix of France. She was a younger sister of William IX, Count of Poitiers, Henry the Young King, Matilda, Duchess of Saxony, Richard I of England and Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany. She was also an older sister of Joan of Sicily and John of England.

    When she was eighteen years old, in September 1180, she was married to Alfonso VIII. The marriage was arranged to secure the Pyrennean border, with Gascony offered as her dowry.

    Of all Eleanor of Aquitaine's daughters, her namesake Eleanor (who was called Leonor by her Spanish subjects) best inherited her mother's political influence. She reigned alongside her husband, who specified in his will that she was to rule alongside their son in the event of his death. It was she who persuaded him to marry their daughter Berenguela to the king of Leon in the interest of peace.

    When Alfonso died, his queen was reportedly so devastated with grief that she was unable to preside over the burial. Their daughter Berenguela instead performed these honors. Leonora then took sick and died only twenty-eight days after her husband, and was buried at Las Huelgas abbey in Burgos.

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    También conocida como Leonor Plantagenet de Inglaterra y Leonor de Castilla, fue Reina de Castilla (1170-1214). Casada con Alfonso VIII de Castilla con solamente nueve años de edad, su dote fue el condado de Gascuña (lo que aseguraría el borde de los Pirineos), aunque su marido nunca lo pudo anexionar al reino de Castilla.
    Tuvo gran influencia política y reinó interviniendo junto al rey castellano, el cual especificó en su testamento que sería ella quien gobernaría Castilla durante la minoría de edad del heredero.

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    Pedigree Resource File
    Ver a la persona en el modo de cuadro genealógico

    name:

    Eleanor Plantagenet Princess of England (AFN: 4HX7-LVH)

    sexo: female

    nacimiento: 13 October 1162
    , Domfront, Normandy

    defunción: 25 October 1214
    Las Huelgas, Burgos, Burgos, Spain

    bautismo en otra Iglesia: , Domfront, Normandie

    entierro: , Monasterio De Las Huelgas, Burgos, Spain

    matrimonio: 22 September 1177
    , Burgos, Burgos, Spain

    matrimonio: 22 September 1177
    , Burgos, Burgos, Spain

    número de CD: 43

    Padres

    Padre:
    Henry Plantagenet II, King of England (AFN: 4HWC-9XS)

    madre:
    Eleanor d' Aquitaine Princess of Aquitaine, Queen of England (AFN: 4HWC-F3B)

    Matrimonios (2) (NOTA: Es el mismo Alfonso VIII)

    cónyuge: Alfonso VIII, King of Castile (AFN: 4HX7-L2J)

    matrimonio: 22 September 1177
    , Burgos, Burgos, Spain

    Ocultar hijos (2)

    hijo 1:

    Berenguela de Castilla (AFN: 4HX6-JK5)

    sexo: female
    nacimiento: aproximadamente 1180
    of, Burgos, Castile
    defunción: 8 November 1246
    Burgos, Castile
    entierro: Las Huelgas Monastary


    hijo 2:

    Blanca de Castilla (AFN: 4HX9-ZG6)

    sexo: female
    nacimiento: antes de 4 March 1188
    Chãateau de Palencia, Valencia, Valencia, Almohadi
    defunción: 27 November 1252
    Palais du Louvre, Paris, France


    cónyuge: (NOTA: es el mismo, sólo con su patronímico)

    Alfonso SANCHEZ VIII, King Of CASTILE (AFN: 4J29-ZQ7)

    matrimonio: 22 September 1177
    , Burgos, Burgos, Spain

    Envío
    identificador de envío:MM9R-JWJ
    persona que aporta los datos:sboylan3765059fecha:lunes, 03 de septiembre de 2001
    persona que aporta los datos:sboylan2710652fecha:lunes, 03 de septiembre de 2001
    recuento de personas:43801

    Notas (1)
    Born 13 Oct 1162 at Domfront, Normandy; died 25 Oct 1214 and buried at the Abbey of Las Huelgas, which she had founded.

    Fuentes (3)
    1. Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Rev. John Owsley Ronny O. Bodine and Brother Thomas W. Spalding, Jr.
    2. Ancestral File (R) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    3. Ancestral File (TM) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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    Cita de este registro

    "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9CHR-XR8 : accessed 2014-04-19), entryfor Eleanor Plantagenet Princess of England, submitted by sboylan3765059.
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    * Reference: [https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/110326636/person/120090879857 Ancestry Genealogy] - [https://www.geni.com/projects/SmartCopy/18783 SmartCopy]: Aug 23 2017, 13:28:09 UTC

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