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ELEANOR OF CASTILE, QUEEN OF ENGLAND by The Lost Gallery, via Flickr. Eleanor of Castile, Queen consort of England. She was queen consort of King Edward I Longshanks Plantagenet. Ancestor
Princess Joan of Acre (1272 - 1307). Daughter of King Edward I and Queen Eleanor of Castile. She married Gilbert de Clare and had four children. After his death she remarried Ralph de Monthermer and had four more children.
Eleanor of Aquitaine .... At age 15 she married Louis VII, King of France, bringing into the union her vast possessions from the River Loire to the Pyrenees. Only a few years later, at age 19, she knelt in the cathedral of Vézelay before the celebrated Abbé Bernard of Clairvaux offering him thousands of her vassals for the Second Crusade. It was said that Queen Eleanor appeared at Vézelay dressed like an Amazon galloping through the crowds on a white horse, urging them to join the crusades.
Kind Edward I Longshanks (1272-1307). House of Plantagenet. 19th great-grandfather of Queen Eliz II. Reigned for 34 years, 7 months, 14 days and was succeeded by son, Edward II. He named his son Prince of Wales, a titled given to every first-born son of the monarchy since. Took over the throne of Scotland in 1296, and in 1297 William Wallace defeated him at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. 1298 he defeats Wallace at Falkirk. Wallace executed in 1305; in 1306 Robert Bruce crowned King of Scotland
DESCENDERS OF SWYNFORD --JOAN NEVILLE, Countess of Arundel- great granddaughter of Katherine Swynford. Was married at around the age of 14 with William Fitzalan, Earl of Arundel. Her groom was nearer 21 years old. Joan had at least five children. Thomas, Lord Maltravers, the Arundel heir married Margaret Woodville, Elizabeth’s sister. Joan died young. William survived his wife by 25 years, during which he showed no inclination to remarry. Was buried near his wife
Blanche of Artois (1248 – 1302) was the was the daughter of Count Robert I of Artois & Matilda of Brabant. She married Henry I of Navarre & upon his death, she served as regent from 1274 to 1284 on behalf of her daughter, Joan I. She married,secondly, Edmund 'Crouchback' of England & had 2 sons including Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster.
Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen of France, Queen of England, Mother & Grandmother of Kings and Queens Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most powerful women in the world in the medieval era. Married first to the King of France -- and divorced from him in part because she had no sons -- she went on to have sons and daughters with her second husband, King of England.