Eleanor Queen of England //
Queen of England , Princess of Castile & Leon

  • Born 10 January 1240 - Burgos, Castilla y Leon, Spain
  • Baptized - Castile, Spain
  • Deceased 24 November 1290 - Herdeby, Near Grantham, Lincolnshire,aged 50 years old
  • Buried 17 December 1290 - Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England

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=== Life Sketch ===
Eleanor, Queen of England, Princess of Castille, Princess of Leon
Eleanor of Castile died in 1290 at the age of 49. Eleanor had been accompanying Edward on a journey to Lincoln, when she began to exhibit sympoms of a feverish illness she had previously suffered from in 1287.

The Queen's condition worsened as their entourage the village of Harby, in Nottinghamshire, they were forced to abandon the journey, the now grievously sick queen was lodged in the house of Richard de Weston. After receiving the last rites, Eleanor died there on the evening of the 28th of November 1290. Her husband was at her bedside at the end.

The normally thick skinned Edward was deeply affected by her loss. Edward had a memorial cross erected at every spot where her body was halted during it's journey to London. Charring Cross derives its name, which is a corruption of Chere Reine Cross, from one of these crosses.

After embalming, which in the thirteenth century involved evisceration, Eleanor's viscera were buried in Lincoln Cathedral and Edward placed a duplicate of the Westminster tomb there. Eleanor's heart was taken with the body to London and was buried Blackfriars Priory. The Queen's body was buried in Westminster Abbey, a magnificent gilt bronze effigy by William Torel surmounts her tomb. Three of the 'Eleanor Crosses' have survived to the present day, those at Geddington, Northampton and Waltham.

Source: Familysearch.org:

a/k/a Leonor Princes of Castile and lbeon

 Sources

  • Individual:
    - Eleanor in entry for Eleanor England, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975" - "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NP8L-7JN : 11 February 2018, Eleanor in entry for Eleanor England, 14 Mar 1866); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 598,175. - [- This extracted record was used to create this person in Family Tree.]
    - Royal Descent - the Descendants of Edward I of England: Eleanor of Castile, Queen of England - http://www.royaldescent.net/eleanor-of-castile-queen-of-england/
    - Blood Royal, Issue of the Kings & Queens of Medieval England 1099 - 1399, The Normans & the Plantagenets, by T Anna Leese - [- 1. "Blood Royal, Issue of the Kings and Queens of Medieval England 1099 - 1399, The Normans and the Plantagenets", by T. Anna Leese, Heritage Books, Inc., 1996.
    !BIRTH:
    J. L. McKenzie says she was born roughly 1210.
    Tillotson Project on the internet says she was born Abt 12 17 France.
    MARRIAGE:
    (Same Ahnantafel file) says she married King Henry III Jan 14, 1235/36.
    Tillotson Project says they married 24 Jan 1235/36 Westminster, England.
    !DEATH:
    (Same Ahnantafel file)--says she died 24 Jun 1291 Amesbury, England.
    !SPECIAL NOTES:
    Daughter of Raymund Berenber, Count of Province, (Same Ahnantafel file).
    "The Monarchs of England", by Jean Morris, Charterhouse: NY, 1975, p. 74. 2
    "Blood Royal, Issue of the Kings and Queens of Medieval England 1099- 1399, The Normans and the Plantagenets", by T. Anna Leese, HeritageBooks, Inc., 1996.]
    - Eleanor of Castile, "Find A Grave Index" - "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV9-1WYB : 13 December 2015), Eleanor of Castile, 1290; Burial, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England, Westminster Abbey; citing record ID 8327744, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
    - English Monarchs: Eleanor of Castile - http://www.englishmonarchs.co.uk/plantagenet_29.html
    - Wikipedia: Eleanor of Castile - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_of_Castile

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