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Eleanor, Princess of Castile & Leon, Queen of Consorts

Eleanor, Princess of Castile & Leon, Queen of Consorts

Female 1241 - 1290  (49 years)

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  • Name Eleanor, Princess of Castile & Leon, Queen of Consorts 
    Born 1241  Castile, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    _YART 1272  Became Queen Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 28 Nov 1290  Harby, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Westminster Abbey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30129  Lucius
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2005 

    Father Fernando III, King of Castile & Leon,   b. 1196,   d. 30 May 1252  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Jeanne, Countess of Ponthieu 
    Family ID F12712  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edward Plantagent I "Longshanks", King of England,   b. 17 Jun 1239, Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1307, Burgh-on-Sands, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1254  Los Heulgas, Burgos, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edward Plantagent II, King of England,   b. 25 Apr 1284, Caernarvon, Caernervonshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1327, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    Family ID F13482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Eleanor of Castil, Queen of Consorts
    Eleanor of Castil, Queen of Consorts
    Eleanor of Castile 2.JPG
    Eleanor of Castile 2.JPG

  • Notes 
    • Eleanor, Princess of Castile & Leon

      Her given name was Leonor (she was called Eleanor in England).

      She gave birth to fifteen children all told, six of whom survived into adulthood, but only four of whom outlived their parents.

      Eleanor of Castile (born about 1244, died 1290) has a fine tomb in St Edward’s chapel, with a gilt bronze effigy, cast by goldsmith William Torel in 1291. She died at Harby in Nottinghamshire and Edward erected memorial crosses at the places where her funeral procession rested on its way to London. She holds the string of her cloak in one hand but the sceptre in her other hand has now gone. The tomb slab and pillows beneath her head are covered with the emblems of Castile and Leon (castles and lions). On the ambulatory side is a carved iron grille of exquisite workmanship by Thomas of Leighton Buzzard. The Norman-French inscription can be translated as “Here lies Eleanor, sometime Queen of England, wife of King Edward son of King Henry, and daughter of the King of Spain and Countess of Ponthieu, on whose soul God in His pity have mercy. Amen”