Count Geoffrey Plantagenet ANJOU
Empress Matilda England GERMANY
(Bef 1102-Abt 1167)
(Abt 1103-Aft 1130)
King Henry ENGLAND, II
Queen Eleanor Aquitaine ENGLAND
(Abt 1121-1204)
Queen Eleanor England CASTILE


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King Alfonso CASTILE, VIII

Queen Eleanor England CASTILE

  • Born: 13 Oct 1161-1162, Falaise, Calvados, France
  • Christened: Damfront, Normandy, France
  • Married: 22 Sep 1177, , Burgos, Spain
  • Died: 31 Oct 1214, , Burgos, Spain
  • Buried: Huelgas, Burgos, Spain

   Other names for Eleanor were CASTILE Queen and ENGLAND Princess.

   Ancestral File Number: 8XJ3-Z8. User ID: 18909755/37819691.

   General Notes:

Princess of ENGLAND, Queen of CASTILE.

Kings and Queens of Europe, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1989: "Alfonso VIII, Son of Sancho III King of Castilla and Blanca Navar- re, King of Castilla 1158-1214, Mar Eleanor England."

Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Eleanor, Mar Alfonso VIII King of Castile, Died 1214."

The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch XV, p328:
[1176] "About the same time an embassy appeared in England from the Norman court of Sicily ot arrange for a marriage between William II of thatkingdom and Henry's youngest daughter, Joanna. The marriages of each of Henry's daughters had some influence on the history of England before the death of his youngest son. His eldest daughter Matilda had been married in 1168 to Henry the Lion, head of the house of Guelf in Germany, and his second daughter, Eleanor to Aophonso III of Castile, in 1169 or 1170..."

A History of the Plantagenets, Vol I, The Conquering Family, Thomas B Costain, 1949, Doubleday & Co, p46:
"The seventh child [after Geoffrey] was a daughter named Eleanor, who married the King of Castile, reputedly the wealthiest man in the world. The importance England had assumed in the eyes of the world may be judged by the fine matches each of Henry's daughters made. Every monarch in Europe wanted an English bride and the share she might bring in the fast-rising power of the three lions."

Eleanor of Aquitaine the Mother Queen, Desmond Seward, 1978, Dorset Press, p232:
"Eleanor's Family by Henry II: Eleanor Daughter of Eleanor and Henry II King of ENGLAND Born 1162 Mar Alphonso VII King of CASTILE Died 1215."

The Magnificent Century, Thomas B Costain, 1951, Popular Library, p20: "Eleanor Born 1162, Died 1214, Married Alfonso III of CASTILE, Children: Sancho, Berenguela, Uracca, Blanche Mar Saint Louis VIII FRANCE, Constanca, Matilda, Sanchia, and Henry."

The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England, Antonia Fraser, 1975, Alfred Knopf, p25: "Eleanor 1161-1214 mar Alfonso King of Castile died 1214..."

Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8XJ3-Z8.

IGI Birth T990843-2 Blanca Princess of CASTILE Father Alfonso VIII King of CASTILE Mother Eleanor Princess of ENGLAND Mar 1188 Valencia Valencia Spain.

   Marriage Information:

Eleanor married King Alfonso CASTILE, VIII, son of King Sancho CASTILE, III and Queen Blanche Navarre CASTILE, on 22 Sep 1177 in , Burgos, Spain. (King Alfonso CASTILE, VIII was born on 11 Nov 1155 in , Castile, Spain, died on 6 Oct 1214 in Huelgas, Burgos, Spain and was buried in Monastery, Las Huelgas, Burgos, Spain.)

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