The History of the Hough family from London

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  • ID: I31267
  • Name: Eleanor of CASTILE
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1241 in Castile,Spain
  • Event: Title (Facts Pg) 19 AUG 1274 Coronation
  • Death: 28 NOV 1290 in Harby,Nottinghamshire
  • Event: Title (Facts Pg) 1279 -1290-Countess of Ponthieu (succeeded her Mother)
  • Note: Eleanor was a dark haired beautiful woman.She accompaned Edward on the Crusade in 1270-73,giving birth to at least two of their 16 children while abroad.



    Father: Saint Ferdinand King of Castile and LEON
    Mother: Joan Countess of PONTHIEU

    Marriage 1 King Edward "Longshanks" PLANTAGENET b: 17 JUN 1239 in Westminster Palace,London
    • Married: 01 NOV 1254 in Abbey of Santa Maria la Real de Las Hueglas in Castile
    • Note:
      Marriage (1 November 1254):
      Eleanor's marriage in 1254 to the future Edward I of England was not the first marriage her family planned for her. The Kings of
      Castile had long made a flimsy claim to be paramount lords of the Kingdom of Navarre in the Pyrenees, and from 1820 Ferdinand III
      and Eleanor's half-brother Alfonso X of Castile, hoped she would marry Theobald II of Navarre. To avoid Castilian control, Margaret
      of Bourbon (mother of Theobald II) in 1252 allied with James I of Aragon instead, and as part of that treaty solemnly promised that
      Theobald would never marry Eleanor.
      It is worth noting that Eleanor was just 13 years old at the time of her marriage and Edward not very much older, at 15. Uncommon
      for such marriages of the period, the couple loved each other. Moreover like his father, Edward was very devoted to his Queen and
      was faithful to her throughout their married life - a rarity amongst monarchs of the time. He was deeply affected by her death. He
      displayed his grief by erecting 12 so-called Eleanor crosses, one at each place where her funeral cortege stopped for the night.
      I can well recall the one that stands outside Charing Cross Station, which I believe originally stood at the top of The Mall.
    Children
    1. Has No Children Not named PLANTAGENET b: 1255 in Stillborn in Bordeaux, France
    2. Has No Children Katherine PLANTAGENET b: 1264 in Before 1264
    3. Has No Children Joan PLANTAGENET b: 1265 in January
    4. Has No Children John PLANTAGENET b: 13 JUL 1266
    5. Has No Children Henry PLANTAGENET b: BEF 05 MAY 1268
    6. Has Children Eleanor PLANTAGENET b: 18 JUN 1269 in Windsor Castle, Windsor
    7. Has No Children Juliana PLANTAGENET b: 28 MAY 1271 in Palestine
    8. Has Children Joan "Joan of Acre" PLANTAGENET b: 1272 in Acre,Syria,in April
    9. Has No Children Alphonso PLANTAGENET
    10. Has No Children Berengaria or Berenice PLANTAGENET
    11. Has No Children Not Named PLANTAGENET b: 03 JAN 1278 in Westminster,London
    12. Has No Children Mary PLANTAGENET b: 11 MAR 1278 in Windsor Castle,Berkshire
    13. Has Children Elizabeth PLANTAGENET b: 07 AUG 1282 in Rhuddlan Castle, Flintshire, Wales
    14. Has Children Edward 11 "Edward of Caernarvon" PLANTAGENET b: 25 APR 1284 in Caernarfon Castle
    15. Has No Children Beatrice PLANTAGENET
    16. Has No Children Blanche PLANTAGENET
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