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]

Mary of Woodstock

Mary of Woodstock – The Princess nun

This article was written by Hannah Pym. Although marriage was the most usual pathway for a royal daughter of England to pursue, in very rare cases a princess was chosen for the religious life, as in the case of Mary, the fourth surviving daughter of Edward I. For a king with an abundance of daughters [read more]

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]