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Eleanor cross

Interesting facts


Queen Eleanor Memorial Cross Top #5 Facts



Eleanor cross carving begins

By drone


The Eleanor Cross, Geddington



Eleanor Cross monument at Charing Cross, London

Movie appearance


Eleanor's Arrival (The Lion In Winter) - Katharine Hepburn (HD) (Letterbox)

The Eleanor crosses were a series of twelve lavishly decorated stone monuments topped with tall crosses, of which three survive nearly intact, in a line down part of the east of England. King Edward I had the crosses erected between 1291 and 1294 in memory of his wife Eleanor of Castile, marking the nightly resting-places along the route taken when her body was transported to London. Several artists worked on the crosses, as the "Expense Rolls" of the Crown show, with some of the work being divided between the main figures, sent from London, and the framework, made locally. "Alexander of Abingdon" and "William of Ireland", both of whom had worked at Westminster Abbey, were apparently the leading sculptors of figures.
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