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LEONOR PLANTAGENET REINA DE CASTILLA also known as Eleanor of England (1162 – 1214) - was Queen of Castile and Toledo as wife of Alfonso VIII of Castile. She was a daughter of Henry II of England and his wife, Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine. Eleanor best inherited her mother's political influence. She was almost as powerful as her husband, who specified in his will that she was to rule alongside their son in the event of his death.
Tailor's -Vera, German Lady's Costume: according to illuminations in the Codex Manesse (1300-1320). The costume consists of a linnen lady´s brie, separated hose, lady´s inferior and superior flax linnen cotte, woolen sleeveless surcotte (according to the pattern of the Gown of St. Clare of Assisi ) and a white "coffee hat". The neckline of the superior cotte is embroidered with a golden thread, the superior cotte has a golden brocade borders.
Berengaria of Navarre c. 1165–1170 – 23 December 1230) was Queen of the English as the wife of King Richard I of England. She was the eldest daughter of King Sancho VI of Navarre and Sancha of Castile. As is the case with many of the medieval queens consort of the Kingdom of England, relatively little is known of her life. The early 20th Century Cunard passenger liner RMS Berengaria was named in her honour, the first Cunard ship to be named for a British queen.