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Eleanor of Castile, Queen Consort of England

Female 1240 - 1290  (50 years)


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  • Name Eleanor of Castile  [1
    Suffix Queen Consort of England 
    Born 1240  [2
    Gender Female 
    Alternate birth 1241  Burgos, Castile, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Alternate birth Abt 1241  [4
    Died 28 Nov 1290  Hardby, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Buried Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8, 9
    Person ID I7488  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2018 

    Father Fernando III (St. Fernando), King Of Castile, León, Galicia, Toledo, Córdoba, Jaén, and Seville,   b. Between 5 Aug 1201 and 19 Aug 1201, En route between Salamanca and Zamora Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1252, Seville, Andalusia, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother Jeanne de Dammartin,   b. Abt 1220,   d. 15 Mar 1279, Abbeville, Somme, Picardy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married Bef 31 Oct 1237  Burgos, Castile, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10, 11
    Family ID F3808  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edward I, King of England,   b. 17 Jun 1239, Westminster Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1307, Burgh-by-Sands, Carlisle, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1254  Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 6, 12, 13
    Children 
    +1. Joan of Acre,   b. 1272, Acre, Palestine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1307, Clare, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    +2. Margaret of England,   b. 15 Mar 1275, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 11 Mar 1333, Brabant Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years)
    +3. Elizabeth of England,   b. 7 Aug 1282, Rhuddlan Castle, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1316, Quendon, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    +4. Edward II, King of England,   b. 25 Apr 1284, Caenarfon, Gwynedd, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1327, Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F1704  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Countess of Ponthieu.

      Eleanor of Castile, first wife of Edward I, was a daughter of Ferdinand III, King of Castile, Leon, and Galicia, and the French noblewoman Jeanne de Dammartin, suo jure Countess of Ponthieu. Although her marriage (in 1254) to then-prince Edward was a political match designed to affirm English control of Gascony, the couple were unusually close; she even accompanied Edward on the Fourth Crusade, where he was wounded at Acre in Palestine. She was notably well-educated and maintained her own scriptorium, the only one in northern Europe at the time. Her preference for Spanish-style home decorations, kitchen utensils, and personal comforts had a great influence on English domestic life. She brought a considerable personal fortune to her marriage, and grew it all her life through shrewd purchases of lands and manors; although this had a negative effect on her personal popularity, her husband always encouraged her in it.

      Her heart was buried in the Dominican priory of Blackfriars in London, along with that of her son Alphonso. Her entrails were buried in Lincoln Cathedral.

  • Sources 
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    2. [S858] Szabolcs de Vajay, "From Alfonso VII to Alfonso X: The First Two Centuries of the Burgundian Dynasty in Castile and Leon -- A Prosopographical Catalogue in Social Genealogy, 1100-1300." Studies in Genealogy and Family History in Tribute to Charles Evans on the Occasion of His Eightieth Birthday, ed. Lindsay L. Brook. Salt Lake City: Association for the Promotion of Scholarship in Genealogy, 1989.

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