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Eleanor de Montfort, Princess of Wales and Lady of Snowdon

Eleanor de Montfort, Princess of Wales and Lady of Snowdon

Female 1252 - 1282  (~ 29 years)

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  • Name Eleanor de Montfort 
    Arms de Montfort
    Arms de Montfort
    Suffix Princess of Wales and Lady of Snowdon 
    Born Oct 1252  Kenilworth Castle, Kenilworth, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Jun 1282  Abergwyngregyn, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Franciscan friary, Llanfaes, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • MONTFORT, ELEANOR of (1252-1282), only daughter of Simon of Montfort, earl of Leicester [q. v.], and Eleanor his wife, seems to have been their youngest child, born at Kenilworth in October 1252 Adam Marsh, Epp. p. 262 ; cf. Green, Princesses, ii. 104). She went into exile in France with her mother about November 1265 (cf. Ann. Monast. iii. 259, and Green, ii. 149-51). In 1275 she was married by proxy to Llywelyn ab Gruffydd [q. v.], prince of Wales, to whom she had been betrothed before her father's death, and at the close of the year she set out with her brother Almeric [q. v.] for Wales, but their ship was captured in the Bristol Channel on behalf of the English king (Anne. Monast. ii. 121, iii. 259, 266, iv. 266-7; Cant. Gerv. Cant. ii. 283; Cont. Will. Tyr. 1. ii. c. 22). Eleanor was imprisoned for a week at Bristol, and afterwards at Windsor (Green, Princesses, ii. 163-4) till 1278, when Llywelyn submitted to Edward I, and was married to her in Edward's presence at Worcester on 13 Oct. (Cont. Flor. Worc. ii. 219). In January 1281 Eleanor was at Windsor again, on a visit to the English court (Green, ii. 168) ; on 19 June 1282 she died, at the birth of a daughter, Gwenllian (Cont. Flor. Worc. ii. 226). The child, whose father was killed in battle shortly after, was brought to England 'in her cradle,' passed her whole life as a nun at Sempringham, and died there on 7 June 1337 (Brunne, Langtoft, ii. 243).

      [Letters of Adam Marsh (Monumenta Franciscana, vol. i.), Continuation of Gervase of Canterbury, Annales Monastici, vols. ii. iii. iv., all in Rolls Ser. ; Continuation of Florence of Worcester (Engl. Hist. Soc.) ; Robert of Brunne's translation of Peter of Langtoft, ed. Hearne ; Mrs. Everett Green's Princesses of England, vol. ii. Three letters from Eleanor to Edward I are in Rymer's F?dera, vol. i. pt. ii.]

      Kate Norgate
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    Person ID I10883  Dickinson
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2017 

    Father Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl Leicester,   b. ca. 1208, Montfort-l'Amaury, Yvelines, Īle-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1265, Evesham, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Eleanor of Leicester,   b. 1215, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1275, Montargis Abbey, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 7 Jan 1238  Westminster Palace, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2975  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Llywelyn II ap Gruffydd, Prince of Wales,   b. Abt 1223,   d. 11 Dec 1282, Aberedw, Powys, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1278  Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Gwenllian ferch Llywelyn,   b. Jun 1282, Abergwyngregyn, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1337, Sempringham Priory, Sempringham, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 7 May 2015 
    Family ID F2976  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Oct 1252 - Kenilworth Castle, Kenilworth, Warwickshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Oct 1278 - Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Jun 1282 - Abergwyngregyn, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Franciscan friary, Llanfaes, Wales Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S157] A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain, Marc Morris, (New York: Pegasus Books, 2015), 178.

    2. [S336351] Dictionary of National Biography, 63 volumes, Sir Sidney Lee, ed., (New York: McMillan and Company, 1885-1900), Public Domain., vol. 38, 282.

    3. [S157] A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain, Marc Morris, (New York: Pegasus Books, 2015), 141, 162.