Alianore ( Eleanor) De Castile

Alianore ( Eleanor) De Castile

Female 1240 - 1290  (50 years)

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  • Name Alianore ( Eleanor) De Castile  [1, 2
    Born 1240  [1, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 28 Nov 1290  [1, 4
    Buried London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Buried in Westminster Abbey.
    Person ID I449  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2014 

    Father Ferdinand III King Of Castile And Leon,   b. 1199,   d. 30 May 1252, Seville, Andalusia, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Joanna Aumale, Queen Of Castile,   b. Abt 1210, , Armndy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1279  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married 1237  Burgos, Castile And Leon, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family King Edward I "Longshanks" Of England,   b. 17 Jun 1239, Westminster Castle, Westminister, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1307, Burgh-On-The-Sands, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 1254  , , , England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F108  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Alianore Eleanor-Castile
    Alianore Eleanor-Castile

  • Notes 
    • Queen consort of Edward I of England and daughter of Ferdinand III of
      Castile. At her marriage (1254)
      she brought to Prince Edward the territories of Ponthieu and Montreuil.
      She went with Edward on the crusade of 1270-72 to the Holy Land, where
      she supposedly saved his life after he had been wounded. On the return
      they were both crowned (1274), Henry III having died in 1272.
      Source: AIRefer Encyclopedia - Eleanor of Castile (British And Irish
      History).


      When Eleanor died, her husband King Edward I was so grief-stricken that
      he ordered a cross to be erected wherever her coffin stopped on the
      funeral procession. There were 11 Eleanor Crosses, the last of which gave
      Charing Cross its name. The total cost of the crosses was about 50,000
      pounds, a fortune at the time. The cross at Charing Cross is a replica of
      the original, which Cromwell's soldiers tore down, but original crosses
      are still standing at Waltham, Hardingstone and Geddington.

      After Eleanor's death, candles burned near her tomb for more than 300
      years.

      One chronicle said about her, after her death, "To our nation she was a
      loving mother, the column and pillar of our whole nation."

      Source: Royalist Online [7]

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] Compact Disc #66, (Salt Lake City, Utah: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, n.d.), Eleanor De Castile (Pin #673577) family group record (Reliability: 1), 22 Jan 2006.

    2. [S46] Royal List, ((www.royalist.info : 3/28/2004)), accessed 12 Feb 208), Names; Name search. (Reliability: 3), 12 Feb 208.

    3. [S46] Royal List, ((www.royalist.info : 3/28/2004)), accessed 12 Feb 208), Dates of Births; Name search. (Reliability: 3), 12 Feb 208.

    4. [S46] Royal List, ((www.royalist.info : 3/28/2004)), accessed 12 Feb 208), Death Dates; Name search. (Reliability: 3), 12 Feb 208.

    5. [S46] Royal List, ((www.royalist.info : 3/28/2004)), accessed 28 Mar 2004), Name, Titles, birth, death, Buried,P arents & marriage; RoyaList Online. (Reliability: 3), 26 Nov 2006.

    6. [S30] Kings & Queens, Scott, David W.TekStream Genealogical Services, (Overland Park, Kansas: TekStream Genealogical Services, n.d.), Marriages; CD (Reliability: 3), 2 Dec 2007.

    7. [S46] Royal List, ((www.royalist.info : 3/28/2004)), accessed 12 Feb 208), History; Name search. (Reliability: 3), 12 Feb 208.