Edward I of England & Eleanor of Castile (by Lincolnian (Brian)) - A pair of statues thought to depict Edward I of England (r. 1272 - 1307 CE) and Eleanor of Castile (1241 - 1290 CE). The statues are part of the outside of the Lincoln Cathedral in England. They may not have originally depicted Edward I and Eleanor, and were altered during a 19th Century CE resto...
Courtesy of Kathryn Warner, Westminster Abbey: Effigy of Edward II's mother Eleanor of Castile (c. late 1241 - 28 November 1290), queen of England, lady of Ireland, duchess of Aquitaine, and countess of Ponthieu in her own right. Doña Leonor was born as the 12th of 15 children of Fernando III, king of Castile and Leon, and married fifteen-year-old Lord Edward, son and heir of Henry III of England, 1 November 1254, when she was thirteen or almost.
The Border Between the 'Two Englands'. In Great Britain as in the US, two cultural sub-nations identify themselves (and the other) as North and South. There is a place used as shorthand for describing the divide, with the rougher, poorer North and wealthier, middle-to-upper-class South referring to each other as ‘on the other side of the Watford Gap’.
Eleanor of Castile (1241 - 1290) wife of Edward I, whom she married at age 9 and he at 15. She died in Nottinghamshire while en route to Scotland to join Edward. So grief stricken was Edward, he ordered a cross erected at each stop her funeral cortege made during the journey back to London. Of the 12 "Eleanor Crosses", three are still standing today. She is interred at Westminster Abeey