Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Alienor (Eleanor) of England, Queen of Castile

Alienor (Eleanor) of England, Queen of Castile[1]

Female 1161 - 1214  (~ 52 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Alienor (Eleanor) of England 
    Suffix Queen of Castile 
    Born Sep 1161  Domfront, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Name Birth Death Notes
    Berengaria Burgos,
    1 January/
    June 1180 Las Huelgas near Burgos,
    8 November 1246 Married firstly in Seligenstadt on 23 April 1188 with Duke Conrad II of Swabia, but the union (only by contract and never solemnized) was later annulled. Married in Valladolid between 1/16 December 1197 with King Alfonso IX of León as his second wife.[20] After their marriage was dissolved on grounds of consanguinity in 1204, she returned to her homeland and became regent of her minor brother King Henry I. Queen of Castile in her own right after the death of Henry I in 1217, quickly abdicated in favour of her son Ferdinand III of Castile who would re-unite the kingdoms of Castile and León.
    Sancho Burgos,
    5 April 1181 26 July 1181 Robert of Torigny records the birth \"circa Pascha\" in 1181 of \"filium Sancius\" to \"Alienor filia regis Anglorum uxor Anfulsi regis de Castella\".[21] “Aldefonsus...Rex Castellæ et Toleti...cum uxore mea Alienor Regina et cum filio meo Rege Sancio” donated property to the bishop of Segovia by charter dated 31 May 1181.[22] “Adefonsus...Rex Castellæ et Toleti...cum uxore mea Alienor Regina et cum filio meo Rege Sancio” donated property to the monastery of Rocamador by charter dated 13 Julu 1181.[23]
    Sancha 20/28 March 1182 3 February 1184/
    16 October 1185 King Alfonso VIII \"cum uxore mea Alionor regina et cum filiabus meis Berengaria et Sancia Infantissis\" exchanged property with the Templars by charter dated 26 January 1183.[24]
    Henry before July 1182 before January 1184 The dating clause of a charter dated July 1182 records “regnante el Rey D. Alfonso...con su mugier Doña Lionor, con su fijo D. Anric”.[25] The dating of the document in which his sister Sancha is named suggests that they may have been twins.
    Ferdinand before January 1184 Died young, ca. 1184? The dating clause of a charter dated January 1184 (“V Kal Feb Era 1222”) records “regnante rege Alfonso cum uxore sua regina Eleonor et filio suo Fernando”.[26]
    Urraca 1186/
    28 May 1187 Coimbra,
    3 November 1220 Married in 1206 to Infante dom Afonso of Portugal, who succeeded his father as King Afonso II on 26 March 1212.
    Blanche Palencia,
    4 March 1188 Paris,
    27 November 1252 Married on 23 May 1200 to Prince Louis of France, who succeeded his father as King Louis VIII on 14 July 1223. Crowned Queen at Saint-Denis with her husband on 6 August 1223. Regent of the Kingdom of France during 1226-1234 (minority of her son) and during 1248-1252 (absence of her son on Crusade).
    Ferdinand Cuenca,
    29 September 1189 Madrid,
    14 October 1211 Heir of the throne since his birth. On whose behalf Diego of Acebo and the future Saint Dominic travelled to Denmark in 1203 to secure a bride.[27] Ferdinand was returning through the San Vicente mountains from a campaign against the Muslims when he contracted a fever and died.[28]
    Mafalda Plasencia,
    1191 Salamanca,
    1211 Szabolcs de Vajay says that she “died at the point of becoming the fiancée of the Infante Fernando of León” (without citing the primary source on which this information is based) and refers to her burial at Salamanca Cathedral.[29] Betrothed in 1204 to Infante Ferdinand of Leon, eldest son of Alfonso IX and stepson of her oldest sister.
    Eleanor 1200[30] Las Huelgas,
    1244 Married on 6 February 1221 with King James I of Aragon. They became separated on April 1229 on grounds of consanguinity.
    Constance c. 1202[30] Las Huelgas,
    1243 A nun at the Cistercian monastery of Santa María la Real at Las Huelgas in 1217, she became known as the Lady of Las Huelgas, a title shared with later royal family members who joined the community.[30]
    Henry Valladolid,
    14 April 1204 Palencia,
    6 June 1217 Only surviving son, he succeeded his father in 1214 aged ten under the regency firstly of his mother and later his oldest sister. He was killed when he was struck by a tile falling from a roof.
    Later Depictions[edit]
    Eleanor was praised for her beauty and regal nature by the poet Ramón Vidal de Besalú after her death.[31] Her great-grandson Alfonso X referred to her as \"noble and much loved\".[32]

    Eleanor was played by Ida Norden in the silent film The Jewess of Toledo.[33]
    History Eleanor was born in the castle at Domfront, Normandy, on 13 October 1162, the sixth child, second daughter of Henry II, king of England, and Eleanor de Poitou, duchesse d\'Aquitaine. She was baptised by Henri de Marcy, then Cistercian abbot of Hautecombe, who later became an important figure in the fight against the late twelfth-century movements of Catharism and Waldensianism and took a leading part at the Third Lateran Council. Her godfather was the chronicler Robert de Torigny, who had a special interest in her and recorded her life as best he could. She received her first name as a namesake of her mother.

    When she was 14 years old, in September 1177, Eleanor was married to Alfonso VIII, king of Castile, son of Sancho III, king of Castile, and Blanca de Navarre. The marriage was arranged to secure the Pyrennean border, with Gascony offered as her dowry. Of their ten children, four daughters would have progeny.

    Of all Eleanor of Aquitaine\'s daughters, her namesake 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. It was she who persuaded him to marry their daughter Berenguela to Alfonso IX, king of León, in the interest of peace.

    When Alfonso died, Eleanor was reportedly so devastated with grief that she was unable to preside over the burial. Their eldest daughter Berenguela instead performed these honours. Eleanor then became ill and died at Burgos on 31 October 1214, only twenty-eight days after her husband, and was buried at the abbey of Las Huelgas in Burgos.  [2
    Died 1214  age 53 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Las Huelgas Abbey, Burgos, Castille, Espagne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I329  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2018 

    Father Henri II (Henry Curtmantle, Henry FitzEmpress) of England, Plantagenet, King of England 1154-1189,   b. 5 Mar 1133, Le Mand, Pays-De-Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1189, Chinon, Pays De Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Mother Duchesse Alienor D'Aquitaine, De Guyenne, Queen of England,   b. 1122-1124, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1204, Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, France, age 82 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Family ID F161  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alphonse VIII De Castille, King of Castile,   b. 11 Nov 1155, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1214, Spain, age 58 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    +1. Blanche De Castille, Regent of France,   b. 4 Mar 1188, Palencia, Castille, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1252, Melun, Ile de France, France, age 64 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [putative]
    Last Modified 15 May 2017 
    Family ID F160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Aileanor, Queen of Castile
    Aileanor, Queen of Castile

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_of_England,_Queen_of_Castile.

    2. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00000235&tree=LEO.