Eleanor of Woodstock

Eleanor of Woodstock

An English Princess
Born Jun 18, 1318

Eleanor of Woodstock was an English princess. She was born at Woodstock Palace in Oxfordshire to the king Edward II of England and queen Isabella of France. She was a younger sister of Edward III of England, and the second wife of Reginald II of Guelders, "the Black".… Read More

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1318 Birth Born on June 18, 1318.
1324 6 Years Old In 1324 she was taken into care by her cousin Eleanor de Clare then sent to the care of Ralph de Mothermer and Isabella Hastings with her younger sister Joan of the Tower at Pleshey.
1325 7 Years Old In 1325, there were negotiations between England and Castile for Eleanor to be betrothed to Alphonso XI of Castile, but this fell through due to the dowry.


1330 12 Years Old Eleanor was reunited with her mother and in 1330 negotiations were made by her mother for her and her brother John of Eltham, Earl of Cornwall to marry a son and daughter of her relative Philip VI of France, however they fell through also.
1332 14 Years Old In May 1332 Eleanor married the reigning Count of Guelders, Reinoud II "the black" (English: Reginald), of the House of Wassenberg (born c. 1287), a marriage arranged by her mother's cousin Joan of Valois. … Read More


1344 26 Years Old After the death of her spouse, Eleanor became the regent of Guelders for her nine-year-old son Reginald. Her regency was official and formal, but she had trouble in getting it recognized, and in 1344, she was forced to resign her post as regent. … Read More


1355 37 Years Old On 22 April 1355, twelve years after she became a widow, Eleanor died in poverty in a Cistercian convent aged 36. … Read More
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