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Plaque harking back to Queen Eleanor memorial cross to be unveiled at Grantham’s Guildhall




A plaque will be unveiled commemorating Queen Eleanor of Castile and the memorial cross that used to be in Grantham, like this at Waltham Cross.
A plaque will be unveiled commemorating Queen Eleanor of Castile and the memorial cross that used to be in Grantham, like this at Waltham Cross.

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.

Queen Eleanor's tomb
Queen Eleanor's tomb

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.


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