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Eleanor [Eleanor of Castile] (1241-1290), queen of England, consort of Edward I

John C. Parsons

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/8619

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Eleanor [Eleanor of Castile] (1241-1290), queen of England, consort of Edward I, was the daughter of Ferdinand III of Castile (1201-1252) and his second wife, Jeanne de Dammartin (d. 1279), heir to the French county of Ponthieu. Ancient claims to Gascony in Aquitaine, raised in 1252-3 by Eleanor's half-brother Alfonso ...

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