Plaque harking back to Queen Eleanor memorial cross to be unveiled at Grantham’s Guildhall
By placing a plaque at the Guildhall commemorating Queen Eleanor of Castile, the Grantham Civic Society are continuing a medieval love story which dates back to the 13th and 14th centuries.
A Spanish princess born around 1241, Eleanor married Prince Edward of England in 1254. He became King in 1272, and is regarded as one of England’s greatest and most successful kings. He died in 1307.
As Courtney Finn of Grantham Civic Society explains: “Eleanor was never far from his side, even going on crusade with her husband and bearing him as many as 15 children.