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]

Joanna Duchess of Brabant

Mariendaal Convent and Mechteld of Guelders

Mechteld (or Mathilde) of Guelders was born around 1325 as the daughter of Reginald II, Duke of Guelders and his first wife Sophia Berthout, Lady of Mechelen. She married three times, firstly to Godert, Count of Loon and Chiney, secondly to Johann, Count of Cleves and thirdly to John II, Count of Blois. She would [read more]