Infanta do˝a Leonor DE CASTILLA
- Born: 1240, Castile, Spain
- Married: 18 Oct 1254, Abbey Of Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile, Spain
- Died: 29 Nov 1290, Herdeby, Lincolnshire, England
- Buried: Westminster Abbey, London, England
Compiler's 20 x great-grandmother
The Annales Londonienses record the marriage "circa translationem beati Edwardi regis apud Boures" in 1254 of "Edwardus filius regis Henrici" and "Alienoram iuvenculam…sororem regis Hispanniæ". This marriage was first proposed in 1253 in connection with settlement of the Spanish claim to Gascony, according to Matthew of Paris who refers to her as "sororem suam uterinani" in reference to "rex Hispaniæ" but does not give her name. She accompanied her husband on crusade 1270/72.
Crowned Queen 19 Aug 1274 at Westminster Abbey. She succeeded her mother in 1279 as Ctss de Ponthieu, in place of her nephew Jean de Ponthieu Comte d'Aumâle, as the closer direct relation.
The Continuator of Florence of Worcester records the death "IV Kal Dec apud Herdeby in comitatu Lincolniensi" of "Alienora regina Angliæ domini regis consors". 1
Leonor married Edward I "Longshanks" PLANTAGENET, son of Henry III PLANTAGENET, King of England, and Eléanor BÉRENGAR, Comtesse de Provence, on 18 Oct 1254 in Abbey Of Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile, Spain. (Edward I PLANTAGENET was born on 17 Jun 1239 in Westminster Palace, London, England and died on 7 Jul 1307 in Burgh-by-Sands, Carlisle, Cumbria, England.)