Eleanor of Woodstock

The Marriage of Eleanor – Daughter of Edward II

This article was written by Hannah Pym. Eleanor, the eldest daughter of Edward II, was betrothed to Reginald, Count (later Duke) of Guelders in March of 1332, at the age of thirteen.  By May later that year, she departed England, and her wedding took place at Nijmegen on 22nd May 1332, just before her fourteenth [read more]

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Eleanor of Woodstock

Monnikenhuizen Convent and Katherine of Bavaria

Duchy of Guelders and the County of Zutphen, about 1350 I read that some of the Dukes and Duchesses of Guelders were buried in the Monnikenhuizen Monastery (klo(o)ster). The monastery was located in what is now called Park Klarenbeek, and I visited it last Sunday! The monastery was founded by Duke Reginald II and his [read more]