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Eleanor of Castile

(c. 1242—1290) queen of England, consort of Edward I.


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(c. 1242–90),

queen of Edward I. The daughter of Ferdinand III, Eleanor married Edward I in October 1254, when they were both children, bringing with her Gascony. The couple were unusually close and Eleanor accompanied him on several crusades. Edward was devoted to her and mourned her death deeply. He commissioned a series of twelve stone crosses, known as the Eleanor crosses, to mark the stopping‐places of her funeral cortège from Harby to Westminster abbey.

Subjects: British History.


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