Person:Eleanor of England (2)

Eleanor _____, Princess of England
d.29 Aug 1298
Facts and Events
Name Eleanor _____, Princess of England
Alt Name Eleanor _____, Oueen of Aragon
Gender Female
Birth[4] Bef 17 Jun 1269 Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, EnglandHouse of Plantagenet
Marriage 20 Sep 1293 Bristol, Gloucestershire, Englandto Henri III _____, comte de Bar
Alt Death[4] 12 Oct 1297 Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Death[1][5] 29 Aug 1298
Burial[4] Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Reference Number? Q292321?

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Eleanor of England (18 June 1269 – 29 August 1298) was the eldest surviving daughter of King Edward I of England and his first wife, Eleanor of Castile.

What evidence exists for Eleanor's 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 Count Charles I of Anjou, and despite the Aragonese ruler's repeated pleas that Edward 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 Henry III, Count of Bar on 20 September 1293, and had two children:

According to Kenneth Panton, Eleanor is credited with a daughter called Eleanor (b.1285), who supposedly married a Welshman named Llywelyn ap Owain.

Eleanor died at Ghent on 29 August 1298. Eleanor was buried in Westminster Abbey, but the location of her grave in the Abbey is unknown.

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  1. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
    Eleanor of England (1269-1298).
  2.   Eleanor of England, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3.   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."

  4. 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.
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    Brad Verity explains the evidence about her death date here: