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Our common ancestors - English Royal family - Contents


Edward I



Picture at Westminster Abbey, from during the reign of Edward I, thought to be an image of the King.
From here.




Edward I (Longshanks) (see here and here), born 1239,
reigned 1272-1307,
mar 1stly, 1254, to Eleanor of Castile [descendant of Henry II],
Eleanor died at Harby near Lincoln in 1290,
body taken from Lincoln to London,
bur Chapel of Edward the Confessor, Westminster Abbey,
see p.79 in [Brayley, vol.2, 1823],
some of her remains also bur Lincoln Cathedral,
Edward erected crosses from Lincoln to London as monuments to her, including Charing Cross in London,
it has been claimed that the latter's name derives from "chere reine" cross ("dear Queen" cross), but this is disputed,
had issue by 1st wife:


  1. Joan of Acre, born 1272,
    mar 1stly to Gilbert de Clare, "the Red", 7th Earl of Gloucester and had issue,
    mar 2ndly to Ralph de Monthermer and had issue:
    1. Thomas de Monthermer, had issue:
      1. Margaret de Monthermer, mar John de Montagu and had issue.

  2. Princess Elizabeth, born 1282, mar Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford and had issue.


  3. Edward II, born 1284, reigned 1307-27.


Edward I expelled the Jews from England 1290 (they would remain expelled until the 1650s),
mar 2ndly, 1299, to Marguerite le Hardi [dau of Philip III, King of France]
he died 1307, age 68 yrs,
bur Chapel of Edward the Confessor, Westminster Abbey,
see p.72 in [Brayley, vol.2, 1823],
Marguerite died 1317,
bur Christ Church Greyfriars, Newgate, London (destroyed in WW2, now a ruin and garden),
had issue by 2nd wife:


  1. Thomas Plantagenet, had issue:
    1. Margaret Plantagenet, had issue:
      1. Elizabeth Seagrave, mar John Mowbray, 4th Lord Mowbray and had issue.

  2. Edmund Plantagenet, mar Margaret Wake and had issue:

    1. Joan Plantagenet, "The Fair Maid of Kent",
      mar 1stly to Thomas de Holland, 1st Earl of Kent and had issue,
      mar 2ndly (legally, another mar was anulled) to Edward, The Black Prince and had issue.



Early 14th century manuscript showing Edward I and Eleanor of Castile.
See full size. From here.




Edward I tomb, Westminster Abbey



Map of part of Westminster Abbey.
From [Brayley, 1818-23].
Tomb of Edward I circled in blue.
Tomb of Eleanor of Castile circled in red.



View from outside the Chapel of Edward the Confessor.
Tombs of Edward I (centre, with stairs) and Edmund Crouchback (right).
See larger.
From facing p.276 in [Brayley, vol.2, 1823].



Tomb of Edward I (right).
From 11:44 in 1945 film.



Tomb of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.
From here. From Shirley's Royal Ancestors site. Used with permission.



The opening of Edward I's tomb in Westminster Abbey in 1774 by the Society of Antiquaries.
Illustration dated 1786.
See full size. From here.




Eleanor of Castile tomb, Westminster Abbey



Tomb of Henry III (left) and Eleanor of Castile (right), from inside the Chapel of Edward the Confessor.
From facing p.76 in [Brayley, vol.2, 1823].



Tomb of Henry III (left) and Eleanor of Castile (centre), from inside the Chapel of Edward the Confessor.
Drawing from p.108 in London, past and present (1916).
Also p.41 in Pictures of London (1919).
This scan from here.
See also photo in 1924 survey.



Outside view of tomb of Eleanor of Castile.
From 11:38 in 1945 film.



Tomb of Eleanor of Castile.
From opposite p.201 in [Combe, 1812, vol.2].



Effigy of Eleanor of Castile.
From 11:25 in 1945 film.



Effigy of Eleanor of Castile, Westminster Abbey.
From here.
See other shot from here.



Effigy of Eleanor of Castile, Westminster Abbey.
From here. From Shirley's Royal Ancestors site. Used with permission.



Effigy of Eleanor of Castile, Westminster Abbey.
From here. From Shirley's Royal Ancestors site. Used with permission.



Drawing of the above effigy of Eleanor of Castile, Westminster Abbey.
From A Student's History of England by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1916). See here.
Originally from Stothard's Monumental Effigies.
See also a cast of the effigy at the Victoria and Albert Museum.




Eleanor of Castile monument, Lincoln Cathedral



Tomb of some remains of Eleanor of Castile, Lincoln Cathedral.
See full size. From here.



Tomb of some remains of Eleanor of Castile, Lincoln Cathedral.
Photo 2008. See full size.
From Lauren Elliott. Used with permission.



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