Agnes of Aquitaine

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Aragon

House of Jiménez The Kingdom of Aragon began its life in 1035 when it was established as an independent Kingdom. Its first King was Ramiro I of Aragon, an illegitimate son of Sancho III of Pamplona. Ramiro’s first wife was Ermesinda of Bigorre, who was thus the first Queen of Aragon. They went on to have five [read more]

Eleanor of Castile

Eleanor of Castile – Edward I’s Queen

Eleanor of Castile was born in late 1241 as the daughter of Ferdinand III of Castile and Joan, Countess of Ponthieu. Her early years are shrouded in mystery, but we know she was present at her father’s deathbed in 1252. He was succeeded by her elder half-brother, now King Alfonso X, who was 20 years older than Eleanor. [read more]

elizabeth funeral
Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

Burial places of the Queens of England

Funeral cortege of Elizabeth I of England Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury – Shaftesbury Abbey (Shaftesbury, UK) Ruins Ælfgifu – Winchester Cathedral (Winchester, UK) Elfrida – Wherwell Abbey (Wherwell, UK) Demolished Ælfgifu of York – Unknown Ealdgyth (wife of Edmund Ironside) – Unknown Emma of Normandy – First in Old Minster Cathedral (Winchester,UK). Bones now in Winchester Cathedral (Winchester, UK) [read more]