5909696. King Edward I & 5909697. Queen Eleanor of Castile & 11820333. Marguerite of France
6/18/1239, Edward born in
12/26/1251 at York, Prince Edward with three companions, dressed in gowns of gold cloth, accompanied his sister Margaret to the alter to marry Alexander III of Scotland.
4/27/1252, King Henry created his son Edward as lord of Gascony, retaining the title duke of Acquitaine for himself.
5/30/1252, Fernando III, “the Saint”, died in Spain; “Leonor” was with her father when he died.
8/1/1253, King Henry III of England empowered W. bishop of Bath and others to investigate a marriage between Edward, the king’s eldest son, and Eleanor, sister of A. king of Castile, with a dower of 1,000 marks a year. (S) CPRs.
8/6/1253, Edward, age 14, at Portsmouth to watch his father leave to fight in Gascony. [The potential rival being Alfonso X, the King of Castile.] Gascony had been promised to Edward by his parents.
1275, King Edward employed commissioners to tour the country in an effort to obtain information on local officials; to be used to end inefficiency and corruption.
1283, King Edward continued his Welsh campaign, capturing and executing Dafydd, brother of Llewelyn; completing the conquest of Wales.
11/26/1284, King Edward, Queen Eleanor, and daughters Eleanor, Joan and Margaret paid their devotions a the shrine of Saint Thomas of Canterbury [and the following February at the shrine of St. Edmund in Suffolk.]
• In 1296, the royal library had 3 books which were kept with the jewels: a book of chronicles, “Roman de Guillaume le conquerant” – given by Queen Eleanor of Provence, a work of Palladius Ratilus on agriculture. [In 1300 the library received several additions.]
Children of Edward and Eleanor: [15 children]
i. Eleanor Plantagenet, born 6/1264 in Windsor castle, England. [Eldest daughter]
Eleanor 1st pledged to marry Peter of Aragon [then the heir] when her father was returning from the crusades.
Aft. 12/1274, King Edward settled the kingdom on Eleanor in default of a male heir.
2/15/1281, Eleanor sent her own letter to Aragon to establish her wedding plans.
8/15/1282, Eleanor was wed to Alfonso of Aragon [now the hier] by proxy [John de Vescy standing in for Eleanor.]
6/1291, King Alfonso III died before a planned July wedding.
9/20/1293 at Bristol, Eleanor married Henry III, Count of Bar [died in 1302 on crusade; buried at Naples.]
1294, Eleanor, expecting her 1st child, left England for Bar. [An area bordering France and Germany.]
1297, Duke Henri was captured by the French near Comines and imprisoned in France.
8/29/1298, Eleanor died in Ghent; buried at Westminster in England.
Edward I, Count of Bar, 4/1296–1336. [As eldest son of the eldest daughter, he was then 2nd in line for the crown of England. He died on crusade at Famagosta, Cyprus.]
Jeanne “demoiselle de Bar”, born 1297. [Returned to England, she married Earl John de Warren, s/o William.]
ii. John Plantagenet, born 7/10/1266 in Kenilworth castle, England.
1272, John died while his parents were on crusade, leaving brother Henry as heir.
iii. Henry Plantagenet, born 1268-9 in Windsor castle, England.
1272, Henry died at Merton.
iv. Princess Joan of Acre (4997383), born 4/1272 in Acre, Palestine.
v. Alphonso Plantagenet, born 11/24/1273 in Gascony, France.
By 12/1274, Alphonso became heir when his older brother Henry died.
1284, Alphonso died; leaving his brother Edward as heir.
vi. Margaret Plantagenet, born 3/15/1275 at Windsor castle in England.
1278, Margaret betrothed to Jan II of Brabant, s/o John, Duke of Brabant.
4/20/1285, Jan, age 15, arrived in England to be educated.
7/8/1290 at Westminster, Margaret married to Jan. [Jan had only 8 knights, but was accompanied by 60 ladies.]
Jan returned with his father to Brabant. [Jan would return to visit England frequently.]
6/1294, Jan succeeded as Duke of Brabant. [John’s father died in a tournament in Bar associated with the wedding ceremonies of her older sister Eleanor.]
By 2/1297, Margaret joined her husband in the city of Brussles.
12/25/1297, Jan and Margaret met her father at Ghent for Christmas.
2/24/1308 in London, Jan and Margaret at the coronation of her brother Edward II.
10/1311, Jan and Margaret, at the request of her brother King Edward II, received Piers Gaveston in exile.
10/27/1312, Jan “the Pacifist” died; buried at St. Gudule.
1318, Margaret died; buried in Brussels with Jan.
Jan III of Brabant, born 1300 in Brussels.
vii. Mary Plantagenet, born 3/1279 at Woodstock in England.
8/15/1285, age 7, Mary became a nun at Amesbury Abbey, Wiltshire; going with her grandmother Queen Eleanor of Provence. [13 companions of noble birth were also admitted.]
4/2/1290, Mary joined her family to celebrate Easter at Woodstock.
1291, Mary veiled as a nun in the presence of her father and siblings. [Mary, by prior arrangement associated with the death of her grandmother, was supposed to be sent to Fontevraud abbey in France, but Edward did not send her.]
Mary was often at court, or being visited by her siblings, and had an annual allowance of £200.
2/7/1308, Mary was at Dover to meet her returning brother and his new wife.
1327, on the death of her brother, her nephew Edward III recomfirmed the gifts to her from his father.
5/29/1332, Mary died at Amesbury where she was buried.
viii. Princess Elizabeth (5909949), born 8/7/1282 in Rhuddlan Castle, Flintshire, Wales.
ix. King Edward II (2954848), born 4/25/1284 in Carnarvon castle, Wales.
Children of Edward and Marguerite:
i. Earl Thomas of Brotherton (5910166), born 6/1/1300 at Brotherton, North Yorkshire, England.
ii. Prince Edmund of Woodstock (2954858), born 8/5/1301 in England.
iii. Eleanora Plantagenet, born 1305-6 in England. [Died a child.]