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For other people named Eleanor of England, see Eleanor of England (disambiguation).
Eleanor
Eleanor, Countess of Bar.jpg
Depiction of princess Eleanor on the family tree
Countess of Bar
Tenure 1293 – 12 October 1298
Spouse Henry III, Count of Bar
m. 1293; wid. 1298
Issue Edward I, Count of Bar
Joan of Bar, Countess of Surrey
Eleanor?
House House of Plantagenet (by birth)
House of Montbelliard (by marriage)
Father Edward I of England
Mother Eleanor of Castile
Born (1269-06-18)18 June 1269
Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire
Died 29 August 1298(1298-08-29) (aged 29)
Ghent, County of Flanders
Burial 12 October 1298
Westminster Abbey, London

Eleanor of England (18 June 1269 – 29 August 1298[1]) was an English princess, the eldest surviving daughter of King Edward I of England[2] and his first wife, Queen Eleanor of Castile.[3]

What evidence exists for her early years suggests that while her parents were absent on Crusade between 1270 and 1274, she became very close to her paternal grandmother, Eleanor of Provence, with whom she continued to spend a good deal of time. She was also close to her sickly brother Henry. On one Pentecost Eve, Henry and Eleanor were given two partridges for their dinner, for a special treat.[4]

For a long period Eleanor was betrothed to King Alfonso III of Aragon.[5] Alfonso's parents were under papal interdict, however, because of their claims to the throne of Sicily, which were contrary to the papal donation of the Sicilian throne to Charles I of Naples, and despite the Aragonese ruler's repeated pleas that Edward I send his daughter to them for marriage, Edward refused to send her as long as the interdict remained in place. In 1282 he declined one such request by saying that his wife and mother felt the girl, who had just turned 13, was too young to be married, and that they wanted to wait another two years before sending her to Aragon. Alfonso died before the marriage could take place.

Eleanor subsequently married the French nobleman, Henry III, Count of Bar on September 20, 1293.[6] Eleanor's marriage to Henry made King Philip the Fair distrustful of him. Eleanor and Henry had at least two children:

Eleanor was credited with a daughter also called Eleanor, who supposedly married a Welshman named Llywelyn ap Owain.[8] Henry VII, the first Tudor king of England, was recorded as their descendant. Whilst no contemporary evidence for this daughter exists, except several later recorded pedigree by the college of Arms, caution is excised as it is possible Tudor historians may have invented her to give Henry VII additional royal blood on his father’s side. Eleanor’s existence was not disputed by the Tudor and Welsh genealogists at the time.

She was buried in Westminster Abbey.

Family tree[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy by Alison Weir
  2. ^ Burke's Guide to the Royal Family, London, 1973, 197 & John Carmi Parsons
  3. ^ genealogics.org Family of Eleanor of England
  4. ^ Siblings of Edward II
  5. ^ Balaguer, Víctor. Historia de Cataluña y de la Corona de Aragón. Barcelona, 1860, p. 698.
  6. ^ Michael Prestwich, Edward I, (Yale University Press, 1997), 389.
  7. ^ Weir, Alison. Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England. Balantine Books, 2005.
  8. ^ Historical Dictionary of the British Monarchy by James Panton

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