Beatrice of England

Eleanor of Provence – Queen of England

Eleanor of Provence was born around 1223 as the second daughter of Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence and Beatrice of Savoy. She and her three other sisters would all become Queens. Her eldest sister Margaret became Queen of France as the wife of Louis IX, King of France. Her third sister Sanchia became Queen [read more]

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Beatrice of England

The Ruins of Christ Church Greyfriars

This little gem is in the middle of busy London, near St. Paul’s Cathedral. Christ Church Greyfriars has its roots in the 13th century but the monastery was dissolved in 1538 and what remained of the medieval church was destroyed by the Great Fire of 1666. A new church was built on the site, designed [read more]

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Eleanor of Provence

The little Princess – Katherine of England

Little Katherine of England was born on the early morning of 25 November 1253 at Westminster Palace as the fifth child of Henry III and Eleanor of Provence. Though she was described as beautiful, something was obviously wrong with her. Diseases like this were not understood at the time and could not be positively identified, [read more]

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Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

Burial places of the Queens and Consorts 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]