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Eleanor of Castile
Birth: 1241, Spain
Death: Nov. 28, 1290
Harby
Newark and Sherwood District
Nottinghamshire, England

English Monarch. Queen consort of King Edward I "Longshanks". The daughter of Ferdinand III of Castile (St. Ferdinand) and Joan of Ponthieu, she was married to Edward in 1250. She was 9, Edward was 15. Although this was purely an arranged, political marriage, it developed into a strong love affair. The couple had 16 children, but only 4 reached adulthood. Eleanor accompanied Edward on crusade to the Holy Land from 1270 to 1272, during which time she is reported to have saved his life after he was wounded. They returned to England, and upon the death of King Henry III, were crowned in 1272. She died in Nottinghamshire while en route to Scotland to join Edward. So grieved was Edward at her death, he ordered a cross erected at each stop her funeral cortege made during the journey back to London. Of the 12 "Eleanor Crosses", three are still standing today. (bio by: Kristen Conrad) 
 
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 Parents:
  Ferdinand of Castile (1201 - 1252)
  Jeanne de Dammartin (1220 - 1279)
 
 Spouse:
   Edward I (1239 - 1307)
 
 Children:
  Katherine Plantagenet (____ - 1264)*
  Joan Plantagenet (1265 - 1265)*
  John Plantagenet (1266 - 1271)*
  Henry Plantagenet (1267 - 1274)*
  Eleanor Plantagenet (1269 - 1298)*
  Joan of Acre (1272 - 1307)*
  Alfonso Plantagenet (1273 - 1284)*
   Margaret of England (1275 - 1318)*
  Berengaria Plantagenet (1276 - 1278)*
  Mary Plantagenet (1278 - 1332)*
  Elizabeth Plantagenet (1282 - 1316)*
   King Edward II (1284 - 1327)*
  Beatrice Plantagenet Princess of England (1286 - 1286)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Westminster Abbey
Westminster
City of Westminster
Greater London, England
 
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Originally Created by: Kristen Conrad
Record added: Jan 27, 2004
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RIP ~ My 23rd Great Grandmother.
- Brenda
 Added: Oct. 17, 2014
rest in heaven my maternal grandmother
- rachel
 Added: Oct. 10, 2014
21st Great Grandmother
- Mary Wims Wolfe
 Added: Sep. 23, 2014
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