Constanza de Castilla y León, duquesa consorte de Láncaster (1354 - 1394) MP

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Birthplace: Castrojeriz, Castille and Leon, Spain
Death: Died in Leicester, England
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About Constanza de Castilla y León, duquesa consorte de Láncaster

Constanza de Castilla, Reina de Castilla1

F, #102058, b. 1354, d. 24 March 1394

    Constanza de Castilla, Reina de Castilla was born in 1354 at Castro Kerez, Castile, Spain.

2 She was the daughter of Pedro I, Rey de Castilla y León and Maria de Padilla.

She married John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, son of Edward III, King of England and Philippe de Hainaut, on 21 September 1371 at Roquefort, Gascogne, France.

She died on 24 March 1394 at Leicester, Leicestershire, England.
She was buried at Newark Abbey, Leicester, Leicestershire, England.
    Constanza de Castilla, Reina de Castilla succeeded to the title of Reina Constanza de Castilla on 13 March 1369

2 From 21 September 1371, her married name became Beaufort.

She was invested as a Lady Companion, Order of the Garter (L.G.) in 1378.

Children of Constanza de Castilla, Reina de Castilla and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster

1.Katherine of Lancaster+ b. bt 6 Jun 1372 - 31 Mar 1373, d. 2 Jun 1418

2.John Plantagenet3 b. 1374, d. 1375

http://thepeerage.com/p10206.htm#i102058

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Constance of Castile (1354 – 24 March 1394) was claimant of the Castilian throne after the death of her father Pedro the Cruel, her mother being a María de Padilla, whom Pedro had secretly married but was then forced to repudiate, only to keep her as a mistress. She married, at Roquefort, near Bordeaux, Guienne, on 21 September 1371, John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, third son of Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault, as his second wife. Her younger sister, Infanta Isabella, married Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, the fourth son of King Edward III and Queen Philippa.

This was the way for Gaunt to obtain a kingdom of his own (he had also pursued Scotland), as his nephew Richard II and the descendants of his brother Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence stood between him and the Crown of England. John of Gaunt claimed the title of King of Castile jure uxoris, and insisted that English nobles address him as "my lord of Spain", but was unsuccessful in his attempts to obtain the crown. Their daughter Katherine of Lancaster was married to the King of the Trastamara line, Henry III of Castile, thus uniting these two rival claims.

  • Katherine of Lancaster, married Henry III of Castile
  • John Plantagenet

Constance died at Leicester Castle and was buried at Newark Abbey, Leicester.

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Constance of Castile (1354 Castile – 24 March 1394 Leicester) was claimant of the Castilian throne after the death of her father Pedro the Cruel, her mother being a María de Padilla, whom Pedro had secretly married but was then forced to repudiate, only to keep her as a mistress. She married, at Roquefort, near Bordeaux, Guienne, on 21 September 1371, John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, third son of Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault, as his second wife. Her younger sister, Infanta Isabella, married Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, the fourth son of King Edward III and Queen Philippa.

This was the way for Gaunt to obtain a kingdom of his own (he had also pursued Scotland), as his nephew Richard II and the descendants of his brother Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence stood between him and the Crown of England. John of Gaunt claimed the title of King of Castile jure uxoris, and insisted that English nobles address him as "my lord of Spain", but was unsuccessful in his attempts to obtain the crown. Their daughter Katherine of Lancaster was married to the King of the Trastamara line, Henry III of Castile, thus uniting these two rival claims.

Constance died at Leicester Castle and was buried at Newark Abbey, Leicester.

[edit] Children

Katherine of Lancaster (1372–1418), married King Henry III of Castile (1379–1406)

John Plantagenet (1372–1375) -------------------- Constance of Castile (1354-1394)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Constance of Castile (1354 Castile – 24 March 1394 Leicester) was claimant of the Castilian throne after the death of her father Pedro the Cruel. Her mother María de Padilla was of Jewish converso descent. [1] She married, at Roquefort, near Bordeaux, Guienne, on 21 September 1371, John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, third son of Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault, as his second wife.

This was the way for Gaunt to obtain a kingdom of his own (he had also pursued Scotland), as his nephew Richard II and the descendants of his brother Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence stood between him and the Crown of England. John of Gaunt claimed the title of King of Castile jure uxoris, and insisted that English nobles address him as "my lord of Spain", but was unsuccessful in his attempts to obtain the crown. Their daughter Katherine of Lancaster was married to the King of the Trastamara line, Henry III of Castile, thus uniting these two rival claims.

Constance died at Leicester Castle and was buried at Newark Abbey, Leicester.

[edit]Children

Katherine of Lancaster (1372–1418), married King Henry III of Castile (1379–1406)

John Plantagenet (1372–1375)

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Constance of Castile, Duchess consort of Lancaster's Timeline

1354
1354
Castrojeriz, Castille and Leon, Spain
1371
September 21, 1371
Age 17
Roquefort, Aquitaine, France
1372
June 6, 1372
Age 18
Herefordshire, England
1374
1374
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1394
March 24, 1394
Age 40
Leicester, England
1991
November 5, 1991
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1992
March 21, 1992
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