Person:Eleanor of Burgundy (1)

Eleanor _____, Princess of Castile, Queen of England
Facts and Events
Name[2] Eleanor _____, Princess of Castile, Queen of England
Alt Name Leonora _____
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1241 Burgos, Castilla y León, SpainHouse of Ivrea
Marriage 1 Nov 1254 Las Huelgas, Spain?
to King Edward I "Longshanks" Plantagenet, of England
Death[1][2] 28 Nov 1290 Harby, Nottinghamshire, England
Burial[1] 16 Dec 1290 Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Reference Number? Q59604?

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Eleanor of Castile (1241 – 28 November 1290) was Queen of England as the first wife of Edward I, whom she married as part of a political deal to affirm English sovereignty over Gascony.

The marriage was known to be particularly close, and Eleanor travelled extensively with her husband. She was with him on the Ninth Crusade, when he was wounded at Acre, but the popular story of her saving his life by sucking out the poison has long been discredited. When she died, at Harby near Lincoln, her grieving husband famously ordered a stone cross to be erected at each stopping-place on the journey to London, ending at Charing Cross.

Eleanor was better educated than most medieval queens and exerted a strong cultural influence on the nation. She was a keen patron of literature and encouraged the use of tapestries, carpets and tableware in the Spanish style, as well as innovative garden designs. She was also a successful businesswoman, endowed with her own fortune as Countess of Ponthieu.

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