Eleanor , Princess of England
d.29 Aug 1298
m. 1 Nov 1254
- Unknown , Plantagenet
- Katherine , of England
- Joan , Plantagenet
- John , Prince of England
- Henry , of England
- Eleanor , Princess of England
- Juliana , Princess of England
- Joan of Acre
- Alphonso , Prince of England
- Margaret , Princess of England
- Berengaria , Princess of England
- Unknown , of England
- Mary , of Woodstock
- Unknown , of England
- Elizabeth , of Rhuddlan
- Edward II , of England
Facts and Events
||Eleanor , Princess of England
||Eleanor , Oueen of Aragon
||bef 17 Jun 1269
||Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
||15 Aug 1290
||Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, Englandby proxy
to Alphonso III of Aragon
||20 Sep 1293
||Bristol, Gloucestershire, Englandto Henri III , comte de Bar
||12 Oct 1297
||Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
||29 Aug 1298
|Ancestral File Number
||House of Plantagenet
||Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England
- the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia
Eleanor of England (18 June 1269 – 29 August 1298) was an English princess, the eldest surviving daughter of King Edward I of England and his first wife, Queen Eleanor of Castile.
What evidence exists for her early years suggests that while her parents were absent on Crusade between 1270 and 1274, she became very close to her paternal grandmother, Eleanor of Provence, with whom she continued to spend a good deal of time. She was also close to her sickly brother Henry. On one Pentecost Eve, Henry and Eleanor were given two partridges for their dinner, for a special treat.
For a long period Eleanor was betrothed to King Alfonso III of Aragon. Alfonso's parents were under papal interdict, however, because of their claims to the throne of Sicily, which were contrary to the papal donation of the Sicilian throne to Charles I of Naples, and despite the Aragonese ruler's repeated pleas that Edward I send his daughter to them for marriage, Edward refused to send her as long as the interdict remained in place. In 1282 he declined one such request by saying that his wife and mother felt the girl, who had just turned 13, was too young to be married, and that they wanted to wait another two years before sending her to Aragon. Alfonso died before the marriage could take place.
Eleanor subsequently married the French nobleman, Henry III, Count of Bar on September 20, 1293. Eleanor's marriage to Henry made King Philip the Fair distrustful of him. Eleanor and Henry had at least two children:
Eleanor was credited with a daughter also called Eleanor, who supposedly married a Welshman named Llywelyn ap Owain. Henry VII, the first Tudor king of England, was recorded as their descendant. Whilst no contemporary evidence for this daughter exists, except several later recorded pedigree by the college of Arms, caution is excised as it is possible Tudor historians may have invented her to give Henry VII additional royal blood on his father’s side. Eleanor’s existence was not disputed by the Tudor and Welsh genealogists at the time.
She was buried in Westminster Abbey.
- ↑ Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.), Eleanor of England (1269-1298).
- Eleanor of England, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
- Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
She is not to be confused with another Eleanor of England who was the daughter of King John (the Lackland) of England. Based on the Wikipedia biography of Eleanor of Castile, Eleanor's mother: #6. Eleanor, born ca. 18 June 1269 and died 29 August 1298. She was long betrothed to Alfonso III of Aragon, who died in 1291 before the marriage could take place, and in 1293 she married Count Henry III of Bar. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_of_Castile#Marriage
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 ELEANOR (Windsor Castle [17 Jun] 1264 or 1269-Ghent 12 Oct 1297, bur Westminster Abbey), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
- ↑ .