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Eleanor cross

Description: This is one of several rolls of payments by the executors of the late queen Eleanor. It records the payments made for the crosses that King Edward I had erected commemorating his dead wife, Eleanor of Castille (they mark the nightly resting places along the route taken when her body was transported to London). These places include Charing Cross and Waltham Cross.

 

For more information see: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_cross

 

Date: 1292

 

Our Catalogue Reference: E 101/353/1

 

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