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Re: Eleanor Crosses
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Posted by: HAZEL on December 29, 1998
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Posted by Craig Lockley on October 19, 1998
Subject: Re: Eleanor Crosses
> I am writing an article about Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward 1st. If anyone out there has information regarding this topic, or lives in the towns ofHardingstone, Geddington, Waltham, Lincoln, Woburn, Dunstable or St Albans, I would be very happy to hear from from you.

Sorry dont live in one of these towns
There is not a great deal of information
about Queen Elleanor of Castile.
about 50 when she died in 1290.
Poor soul had nothing but pregnancies.
Had about 16 children.
She died at Harby in Lincolnshire.
her entrails were buried at Lincoln Cathedral
her heart at Blackfriars in London.
the rest or whats left of her at West-Abbey
There are 12 monumental stones crosses
12 stages of her dead body from Lincoln
to Westminster.There is only three which
survive.Waltham,Northhampton,and Geddington.like so many women of her day
not much is known about.the crosses were
based on the similar Montjoies which
commemorated the place where st Louis's
body rested on its way from Aigues-Mortes.
Hope this helps a bit.


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