ELEANOR OF CASTILE

 TIME-LINE AND ADDITIONAL FACTS ON ELEANOR OF CASTILE, QUEEN CONSORT OF KING EDWARD THE 1ST OF ENGLAND.

TIME-LINE OF  ELEANOR OF CASTILE

DATE                                        EVENT
 
1241
  • Eleanor of Castile is born the daughter of king Ferdinand III of Castile and Joan, countess of Ponthieu, at Burgos, Castile, Spain
1252
  • 30TH MAY: Eleanor’s father Ferdinand III died, with Eleanor by his side. Eleanor’s half-brother Alfonso X, King of Castile now.
1254
  • Peace talks between Castile and England, agreed that King Henry III fifteen year old son Edward would marry the thirteen year old Eleanor, the daughter of Ferdinand III  and in return Alphonso would transfer his claims on Gascony to them.
  • NOVEMBER: Eleanor married prince Edward of England at monastery of Las Huelgas, Burgos
1255
  • SUMMER: Eleanor journeyed back to England alone.
1264
  • The Second Barons War Begins
  • JUNE Eleanor was confined at Westminster palace, after her husband Edward is captured at Battle of Lewes and imprisoned, and her father in law, Henry III England was defeated at the Battle of  Lewes, Eleanor tries to obtain troops from Castile
1267
  • JUNE Second Barons' War: Prince Edward, Eleanor’s husband, captures the Isle of Ely, and the remaining rebels surrender.
  • The Second Barons War Ends
1269
  • 18TH JUNE: Eleanor’s daughter, Eleanor of England is born, Windsor castle, Windsor, Berkshire
1270
  • 20TH   AUGUST Prince Edward and Eleanor left England, to join Edward uncle Louis IX of France on the eighth crusade, however Louis IX died before they arrived there
  • Edward, Eleanor’s husband founded vale royal abbey
  • WINTER: Eleanor and her husband prince Edward traveled to Sicily.
1271
  • MAY: Eleanor and Edward went on travel to acre in Palestine
1272
  • APRIL: Eleanor’s daughter, Joan of Acre is born in , Acre, kingdom of Acre
  • JUNE: Eleanor’s husband Edward had an attempt assassination, Edward was wounded in the arm, that was thought to be poison. the tale was later embellished, making claims that Eleanor sucked poison from the wound
  • SEPTEMBER Eleanor and Edward left Palestine
  • Eleanor’s daughter Joan of acre is left with her mother, Joan of Dammartin
  • 16TH  NOVEMBER: Henry III of England is dead, and now Edward Eleanor’s husband is king of England. and Eleanor is now queen of England and lady of Ireland
  • Eleanor and her husband King Edward of England came to Sicily on return from the crusades
1273
  • 24TH NOVEMBER: Eleanor’s daughter son Alphonso is born. in Bayonne, Gascony
1274
  • 2ND AUGUST Edward I returns to England from the Ninth Crusade
  • 19TH  AUGUST: The joint coronation of Eleanor as Queen consort of England and Edward as King of England the first of his name  they were crowned by  Robert Kilwardby,Archbishop of Canterbury  
  • 28TH NOVEMBER: Eleanor’s half-brother; Philip of Castile died.
1275
  • 15TH MARCH: Eleanor’s daughter, Margaret of England is born at Windsor castle,
  • The statute of the Jewry: which, placed a number of restrictions on Jews of England.
1276
  • 1ST  MAY: Eleanor’s daughter   Berengaria is born
  • Eleanor’s husband King Edward I invades Wales
1277
  •  Eleanor’s  half-brother   Frederick of Castile, died
  • Eleanor and Edward go to lay the foundation stonesof vale royal abbey on a better site
1278
  • 27TH JUNE: Eleanor’s daughter Berengaria died.
1279
  • Eleanor is now countess of Ponthieu
  • 11TH MARCH: Eleanor’s daughter. Mary of Woodstock is born, at Woodstock palace, Oxfordshire
  •  16TH MARCH : Eleanor’s mother  Joan, countess of Ponthieu died, at, Abbeville France
1282
  • 7TH AUGUST: Eleanor’s daughter, Elizabeth of Rhuddlan is born, at Rhuddlan castle, Denbighshire
1283
  • 25TH DECEMBER: Eleanor’s brother Manuel of Castile died
1284
  • 4TH APRIL: Eleanor’s half-brother Alphonso X, is dead, and now his son Sancho IV is king of Castile
  • 25TH APRIL: Eleanor’s son Edward is born, (Future Edward II of England) born at Caernarfon castle, Gwynedd, Wales.
  • 19TH AUGUST : Eleanor’s son Alphonso died
1285
  • 15TH AUGUST: Eleanor’s daughter, Mary was dedicated at Amesbury on assumption day
1286
  • Eleanor’s husband Edward I of England pays homage to Philip IV of France
1289
  • Eleanor  and Edward return to England after a three year visit to their foreign domains
  • 6TH NOVEMBER Treaty of Salisbury: Edward agrees to help Margaret, Maid of Norway, in her bid for the Scottish throne
1290
  • 30TH APRIL: Eleanor ‘daughter Joan, married Gilbert De Clare, 7th Earl of Gloucester
  • Eleanor’s daughter Margaret married John II, Duke of Brabant in Westminster Abbey, London;
  • 18TH JULY The edict of expulsion royal decree issued by king Edward I of England on, expelling all Jews from the kingdom of England
  • 28TH NOVEMBER: Eleanor died at hardy, Nottinghamshire Edward at her bedside
 
Eleanor was buried on 17th December 1290 at Westminster abbey, London

EXTRA FACTS ON ELEANOR OF CASTILE

  • Eleanor Of Castile was Queen consort of England for eighteen years
 
  • Eleanor was named after her great, grandmother, Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile. The daughter of Henry II of England, and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
 
  • Eleanor was the second daughter of king Ferdinand III of Castile, León and Galicia of the house of Ivrea.
 
  • Both Eleanor and Edward her husband, shared same ancestor, Henry II of England They were related to each other being second cousins Eleanor was only twelve when she married the twenty-eight years old Henry.
 
  • Eleanor was disliked among the people, mostly because she had brought a large number of relatives with her to England. These relatives were known as
    "the Savoyards", and they were given influential positions in the government,
 
 
  • Eleanor and Edward her husband was rarely apart, Edward had no affair, nor illegitimate children. Eleanor, accompanied him on the eighth crusade, and on military campaigns.
 
  • Eleanor and Edward’s household records witness incidents that imply a comfortable, even humorous, relationship between the couple. Each year on Easter Monday, Edward let Eleanor's ladies trap him in his bed and paid them a token ransom so he could go to her bedroom on the first day after Lent; so important was this custom to him that in 1291, on the first Easter Monday after Eleanor's death, he gave her ladies the money he would have given them had she been alive.
 
  • Henry III built a luxurious palace in 1240–63 at Windsor castle, based around a court along the north side of the Upper Ward.[ This was intended primarily for the Eleanor and Henry's children.
 
  • Eleanor introduced a new type of wimple to England, a wimple is an ancient form of female headdress, formed of a large piece of cloth worn around the neck and chin, and covering the top of the head
 
  • The Eleanor crosses, were monuments Edward I England had erected in the memory of his wife Eleanor, there was twelve in all, in twelve different places in England.

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