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ELEANOR (Leonor) [XD25] of Castile
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ABT OCT 1241 Castile, Spain
Jeanne (Joan) of Ponthieu DAMMARTIN
EDWARD I [Sb20] Plantagenet 18 OCT 1254 Las Huelgas, Burgos, Spain
Eleanor Plantagenet
Born: ABT 17 JUN 1264 Windsor Castle
Died: 12 OCT 1297 Ghent
Joan Plantagenet
Born: JAN 1264/1265
Died: SEP 1265
John Plantagenet
Born: 10 JUN 1266 Winchester or WIndsor, ENG; or Jul 10, 1266
Died: ABT 1 AUG 1271 Westminster, ENG
Henry Plantagenet
Born: 13 JUL 1267 Windsor
Died: 14 OCT 1274 Merton, Surrey, ENG
ch Plantagenet
Born: ABT 1269
Julian Plantagenet
Born: ABT 1271 Holy Land
Died: Holy Land; infancy
Born: ABT MAR 1271/1272 (Acre, Palestine), Akko, Hazafon, Israel
Died: 23 APR 1307 Clare, Suffolk, ENG
Afonso Plantagenet
Born: 24 NOV 1273 Bordeaux
Died: 19 AUG 1284 Windsor Castle
Margaret Plantagenet
Born: 11 SEP 1275 Windsor Castle
Died: ABT 1318 Brussels
Berengaria Plantagenet
Born: MAY 1276 Kennington
Died: ABT 1279
Mary Plantagenet
Born: 11 MAR 1277/1278 Windsor Castle
Died: BEF 8 JUL 1332 Amesbury
Alice Plantagenet
Born: 12 MAR 1278/1279 Woodstock
Died: 1291
Born: 7 AUG 1282 Rhuddlan Castle, Flintshire, Wales
Died: ABT 5 MAY 1316 Quendon, Essex, ENG
EDWARD II [O11; SB21; Y1] Plantagenet
Born: 28 APR 1284 Caernarvon Castle, Caernarvonshire, Wales
Died: 21 SEP 1327 Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, ENG; murdered
Beatrice Plantagenet
Born: ABT 1286 Aquitaine
Died: ?; young
Blanche Plantagenet
Born: ABT 1290
Died: infancy
28 NOV 1290 Herdeby, Lincolnshire, ENG aged 49
Spanish Leonor De Castilla; queen consort of King Edward I of England (ruled 1272-1307). Her devotion to Edward helped bring out his better qualities; after her death, his rule became somewhat arbitrary. Eleanor was the daughter of King Ferdinand III of Castile and his wife, Joan of Ponthieu.
In 1254 Eleanor was married to Lord Edward, son of England's King Henry III. In honour of the event, her half brother, Alfonso X of Castile, transferred to Edward his claims to Gascony. When Henry III's baronial opponents seized power in England in 1264, Eleanor was sent for safety to France; she returned in October 1265, after Edward had crushed the rebels.
Eleanor accompanied Edward on a crusade from 1270 to 1273. The story that she saved his life at Acre (now in Israel) by sucking poison from a dagger wound is evidently apocryphal. After Edward ascended the throne, Eleanor was criticized for allegedly mistreating the tenants on her lands. Upon her death, Edward erected the famous Eleanor Crosses—several of which still stand—at each place where her coffin rested on its way to London.

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