Ferdinand III King of CASTILE Edward I King of England PLANTAGENET Elizabeth Isabel of Rhudlan Princess PLANTAGENET Edward II King of England PLANTAGENET Joan of Ponthieu DE DAMMARTIN Mini tree diagram

Eleanor of CASTILE1,7,2

also known as Leonor DE CASTILLA6

12411,2 - 27th Nov 12905

Life History


Born in Burgos, Burgos, Castilla-Leon, Spain.1,2

1st Nov 1254

Married Edward I King of England PLANTAGENET in Monastery of Las Helgas, Burgos, Castile.1,9,2,2

7th Aug 1282

Birth of daughter Elizabeth Isabel of Rhudlan Princess PLANTAGENET in Rhuddlan Castle, Flint, Wales.4,1,5,6,8

25th Apr 1284

Birth of son Edward II King of England PLANTAGENET in Caernarvon Castle, Caernarfon, Arfon, Gwynedd, Wales.1

27th Nov 1290

Died in Harby (Herdeby), Nottinghamshire, England.3,4,5,6,2

(most likely)

Near LIncoln

after 27th Nov 1290

Buried in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Greater London, England.3,2

28th Nov 1290

Died in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England.5

(less likely)


  • King of England EDWARD I Plantagenet; Marriage 18 Oct 1254 to Princess ELEANOR de Castile in Abbey de Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile
    --  Geist Family, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10540841/person/-580714189?ftm=1

    This genealogy provides good detail of the location, in contrast to an otherwise good article in Wikipedia.  The Wikipedia article also reports that the wedding took place on 1 November 1254, whereas the Geist genealogy says it was 18 October 1254.

    Eleanor of Castile
    Birth 1241, Spain
    Death Nov. 28, 1290 Harby, Newark and Sherwood District, Nottinghamshire, England

    English Monarch. Queen consort of King Edward I "Longshanks". The daughter of Ferdinand III of Castile (St. Ferdinand) and Joan of Ponthieu, she was married to Edward in 1250. She was 9, Edward was 15. Although this was purely an arranged, political marriage, it developed into a strong love affair. The couple had 16 children, but only 4 reached adulthood. Eleanor accompanied Edward on crusade to the Holy Land from 1270 to 1272, during which time she is reported to have saved his life after he was wounded. They returned to England, and upon the death of King Henry III, were crowned in 1272. She died in Nottinghamshire while en route to Scotland to join Edward. So grieved was Edward at her death, he ordered a cross erected at each stop her funeral cortege made during the journey back to London. Of the 12 "Eleanor Crosses", three are still standing today. (bio by: Kristen Conrad)

    Ferdinand of Castile (1201 - 1252)
    Jeanne de Dammartin (1220 - 1279)
    Spouse  Edward I (1239 - 1307)
    Katherine Plantagenet (____ - 1264)
    Joan Plantagenet (1265 - 1265)
    John Plantagenet (1266 - 1271)
    Henry Plantagenet (1267 - 1274)
    Eleanor Plantagenet (1269 - 1298)
    Joan of Acre (1272 - 1307)
    Alfonso Plantagenet (1273 - 1284)
    Margaret of England (1275 - 1318)
    Berengaria Plantagenet (1276 - 1278)
    Mary Plantagenet (1278 - 1332)
    Isabella Plantagenet (1279 - 1279)
    Elizabeth Plantagenet (1282 - 1316)
    King Edward II (1284 - 1327)
    Beatrice Plantagenet Princess of England (1286 - 1286)

    Burial Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England

    Maintained by Find A Grave, Originally Created by Kristen Conrad Jan 27, 2004
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #8327744, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8327744


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    • "Edward I of England," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_I_of_England
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 3. Wikipedia
    • "Eleanor of Castile," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_of_Castile
  • 4. World Family Tree Vol. 4
    • Pedigree #4129
  • 5. Ancestry Trees
    • Burnett Familiy Tree, http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?pid=-2091334720&tid=113553
  • 6. Encyclopedias
  • 7. Netherlands, Genealogie Online Trees Index, 1000-Current
  • 8. Wikitree
  • 9. Ancestry Trees

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