Saturday, January 28, 2017

Eleanor of Castile (1241 – 1290)

Eleanor was the first queen consort of Edward I of England.The marriage was known to be particularly close, and Eleanor traveled extensively with her husband. She was with him on the Eighth Crusade, when he was wounded at Acre. When she died, near Lincoln, her husband famously ordered a stone cross to be erected at each stopping-place on the journey to London, ending at Charing Cross. The royal couple had 17 children together.

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