Eleanor of Castile


Eleanor of Castile

biographical name

Definition of ELEANOR OF CASTILE

1246–1290 queen of Edward I of England

Eleanor of Castile

biographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

(born 1246—died Nov. 28, 1290, Harby, Nottinghamshire, Eng.) Queen consort of Edward I of England. Daughter of the king of Castile, she brought Edward title to Gascony on their marriage in 1254, and she was sent to France for safety during the baronial rebellion (1264–65). She joined Edward on a crusade to the Holy Land (1270–73), and legend says she saved his life by sucking poison from a dagger wound. On her death, Edward erected Eleanor Crosses at each place where her coffin rested en route to London.

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