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Name: ELEANOR (Leonor) [XD25] of Castile Determine relationship to...
Birth: ABT OCT 1241 Father: FERNANDO III of Castile Mother:Jeanne (Joan) of Ponthieu DAMMARTIN
Married: EDWARD I [Sb20] Plantagenet 18 OCT 1254 Las Huelgas, Burgos, Spain
Children Born Died
Eleanor Plantagenet ABT 17 JUN 1264 12 OCT 1297
Joan Plantagenet JAN 1264/1265 SEP 1265
John Plantagenet 10 JUN 1266 ABT 1 AUG 1271
Henry Plantagenet 13 JUL 1267 14 OCT 1274
ch Plantagenet ABT 1269
Julian Plantagenet ABT 1271 Holy Land; infancy
Joan PLANTAGENET ABT MAR 1271/1272 23 APR 1307
Afonso Plantagenet 24 NOV 1273 19 AUG 1284
Margaret Plantagenet 11 SEP 1275 ABT 1318
Berengaria Plantagenet MAY 1276 ABT 1279
Mary Plantagenet 11 MAR 1277/1278 BEF 8 JUL 1332
Alice Plantagenet 12 MAR 1278/1279 1291
Elizabeth PLANTAGENET 7 AUG 1282 ABT 5 MAY 1316
EDWARD II [O11; SB21; Y1] Plantagenet 28 APR 1284 21 SEP 1327
Beatrice Plantagenet ABT 1286 ?; young
Blanche Plantagenet ABT 1290 infancy
Death: 28 NOV 1290
Burial: Westminster Abbey, London, ENG
Remarks: 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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