Person:Eleanor of Provence (1)

Eleonore de Provence
b.Abt 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] Abt 1223 Aix-en-Provence
Marriage 14 Jan 1236 Canterbury, Kent, EnglandCathedral
to Henry III Plantagenet, 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
Reference Number? Q228885?

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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. She served as regent of England during the absence of her spouse in 1253.

Although she was completely devoted to her husband, and 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 had at least 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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  1.   Eleanor of Provence, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  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.