Eleanor of Woodstock

An English princess Eleanor of Woodstock

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".
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18 June 1318
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  • 1355
    Age 36
    On 22 April 1355, twelve years after she became a widow, Eleanor died in poverty in a Cistercian convent aged 36.
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  • 1344
    Age 25
    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.
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  • 1332
    Age 13
    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.
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  • 1330
    Age 11
    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.
  • 1325
    Age 6
    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.
  • 1324
    Age 5
    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.
  • 1318
    Born on June 18, 1318.
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