Person:Eleanor of Provence (1)

     
Eleonore de Provence
b.c. 1223 Aix-en-Provence
Facts and Events
Name Eleonore de Provence
Alt Name Queen Eleanor of England
Unknown Aliénor of Berenger
Gender Female
Birth[2] c. 1223 Aix-en-Provence
Marriage 14 JAN 1235/36 Canterbury, Kent, EnglandCathedral
to Henry III , King of England
Alt Marriage 14 JAN 1236 Canterbury, Kent, EnglandCathedral
to Henry III , King of England
Alt Death[2] 24 or 25 Jun 1291 Amesbury, Wiltshire, EnglandAmesbury Abbey
Death? 26 Jun 1291 Amesbury, Wiltshire, England
Burial[2] 11 Sep 1291 Amesbury, Wiltshire, EnglandAmesbury Abbey


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Eleanor of Provence (c. 1223 – 24/25 June 1291) was Queen consort of England, as the spouse of King Henry III of England, from 1236 until his death in 1272.

Although she was completely devoted to her husband, staunchly defended him against the rebel Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, she was very much hated by the Londoners. This was because she had brought a large number of relatives with her to England in her retinue; these were known as "the Savoyards", and they were given influential positions in the government and realm. On one occasion, Eleanor's barge was attacked by angry citizens who pelted her with stones, mud, pieces of paving, rotten eggs and vegetables.

Eleanor was the mother of five children including the future King Edward I of England. She also was renowned for her cleverness, skill at writing poetry, and as a leader of fashion.

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References
  1.   Eleanor of Provence, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 ELEONORE de Provence , in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  3.   Howell, Margaret. Eleanor, in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.