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The Eleanor Crosses.

Pamela Priestland

The Eleanor Crosses.

by Pamela Priestland

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Published by Univ of Leicester in Radcliffe-on-Trent .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsPriestland, Neal-(Joint Author)
The Physical Object
Pagination16p.
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17465153M
ISBN 10090150713X
OCLC/WorldCa55549046

  The Eleanor cross that stood in Trafalgar Square was destroyed during the civil war, however, a replica was produced in in front of Charing Cross railway station, where it still stands today. The Eleanor crosses were ornately decorated monuments adorned with a cross commissioned by Edward I in memoriam of his beloved wife. Hotels near Stamford's Eleanor Cross: ( mi) Meadow View ( mi) St. Mary's Place B&B ( mi) Stamford Lodge Guest House ( mi) The Crown Hotel Stamford ( mi) The George Of Stamford; View all hotels near Stamford's Eleanor Cross on Tripadvisor3/5(21).

The Eleanor Cross. E. M. Barry. Restored Charing Cross Road, London. Source Illustrated London News. The long article that surrounds the engraving has interest for at least half a dozen reasons, not least of which is its history of Queen Eleanor’s memorials, their relation to royal finances, and the legendary and authentic sources of the name “Charing.”. Read Pansy Crosses the Line from the story Eleanor Snape- Book 2 by elvissparrow (Brittany) with 1, reads. hogwarts, draco, eleanor. "Wow, Ellie! You look Reviews: 5.

  Eleanor died on 28 November On the way to Westminster Abbey, the funeral procession made several stops, and Edward ordered memorial crosses to be built on all these stops. Of these so-called Eleanor crosses only three survive, though none are complete. The book explores her entire story.   Every place Eleanor’s body stopped overnight, Edward ordered a cross erected in stone to remind the passers by to pray for the soul of the queen. Although fifteen were planned, there were ultimately twelve crosses designed by Edward’s Master Mason, each with steps leading to three levels.


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Most people know it as a major train and underground station, and more recently through the popular book and movie "84 Charing Cross Road". But the "Cross" in question has a fascinating and romantic history. Charing Cross was one of 12 "Eleanor Crosses" erected by a disconsolate Edward I when his wife Queen Eleanor of Castile died in These were the beautiful ‘Eleanor Crosses’ the most famous one giving Charing Cross in London its name.

Eleanor of Castile was only ten when she left her mother country Spain and arrived in England in to marry Edward (also known as Longshanks). As she was so very young at the time of their marriage, Edward went off for a few years. There were 12 crosses in total and the work was not completed until King Edward commissioned his Master Mason to provide a basic design for the crosses, with each having a plinth of steps and being built in three stages: the lowest adorned with the carved shields The Eleanor Crosses.

book Eleanor’s heraldry – the arms of England, Ponthieu and Castile & Leon. The Eleanor Crosses begins in November with the untimely death in a Lincolnshire village of Queen Eleanor of Castile, beloved consort of King Edward I of England.

A sombre journey of more than miles must The Eleanor Crosses. book, to transport the queen's body to Westminster for burial -- the devastated king leading the way, walking beside the coffin of 5/5(2). This is the finest preserved of three remaining Eleanor Crosses, built in memory of Queen Eleanor of Castile by her grieving husband, King Edward I, in November   Eleanor of Castile seems to have divided opinion over the years and whilst she clearly had her faults, the lasting monuments to her life, in the form of the Eleanor Crosses, are evidence that she was beloved by her husband and anyone who inspires such devotion, cannot have been all bad/5(32).

The Eleanor Crosses Today. Over the centuries the crosses gradually fell into decline. Three of them – at Stony Stratford, Cheapside in London, and Charing Cross – were deliberately destroyed during the English Civil War. Oliver Cromwell and his.

Other articles where Eleanor Crosses is discussed: Eleanor Of Castile: death, Edward erected the famous Eleanor Crosses—several of which still stand—at each place where her coffin rested on its way to London. The Eleanor Crosses begins in November with the untimely death in a Lincolnshire village of Queen Eleanor of Castile, beloved consort of King Edward I of England.

A sombre journey of more than miles must follow, to transport the queen’s body to Westminster for burial – the devastated king leading the way, walking beside the coffin of his all but constant companion. The Eleanor Crosses varied in design and size since they were erected by different artisans, and the crosses nearly always bear the name of the locality in which they were erected.

It can be imagined at that time, one village looked pretty much like the next, being all situated on old Roman roads (Ermine Street and Watling Street). Eleanor’s tomb in Lincoln. The crosses would not be completed until and Edward commissioned his Master Mason with a basic design of three levels for each of the crosses, all to have a plinth of steps adorned with carved shields of Eleanor’s heraldic arms, that being England, Ponthieu, Castile and Leon.

The back cover of the book states this is not a conventional biography of Eleanor but deals more with her death, the burial of her remains and the journey of her cortege from the north of England to Westminster along with information on the Eleanor Crosses.

The book was published in and the first chapter is an overview of the life of. The Eleanor Crosses begins in November with the untimely death in a Lincolnshire village of Queen Eleanor of Castile, beloved consort of King Edward I of England.A sombre journey of more than miles must follow, to transport the queen’s body to Westminster for burial — the devastated king leading the way, walking beside the coffin of his all but constant companion.

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“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel Cited by: 3. The stately triangular Geddington cross, with its canopied statues surmounted by a slender hexagonal pinnacle, is the best-preserved of only three intact survivors.

Other crosses stand at Hardingstone near Northampton, and Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire. Read more about the history of the Eleanor Cross. Please note: Dogs on leads are welcome. I read this book because I was curious about Eleanor of Castile, a woman who, if not for the Eleanor Crosses, probably wouldn't have much recognition today.

Eleanor was the woman whom Edward I loved so much, that after her death, built a cross (more like a small monument in some cases) at every stop in her funeral procession from Lincoln to London/5.

The Lincoln Castle Guide Book, printed by Morton inreferred to this fragment – the first of the Eleanor Crosses being on display in the entrance gateway of the Castle. It is a Grade II listed monument. Eleanor Crosses Walk of Remembrance. 91 likes. A walk from Lincoln to London, following the crosses of Eleanor of Castile, in remembrance of ers: Spire-shaped crosses, of which the Eleanor Crosses are the most famous, are unusual.

With its subtle geometry and rich decoration, the Eleanor Cross is an outstanding example of late 13th-century stone carving. It was built in the new, highly ornamental English Decorated style, using local limestone. Intricately carved with floral patterns, the.

Eleanor of Castille was the beloved wife of Edward I and when she died in he was heart broken. He then decided to set the bar for romantic gestures pretty high (this was the age of chivalry after all) and installed 12 memorial crosses across England between.

eleanor crosses uk eleanor cross cheapside eleanor crosses abbey eleanor crosses church eleanor of castile tomb.The Eleanor Crosses. Posted on 23rd July by Iain Monks Leave a comment. Replica cross outside Charing Cross Station. When you see road signs telling you the distance to London the distance given is to a point at the South of Trafalgar Square where a statue to Charles I currently stands.

A plaque on the floor tells you that this was the.Eleanor Crosses "Now remember," said the Marquis de Carabas, leaping nonchalantly across a large moat-like gap in the ground that Richard hadn't previously noticed was there.

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