When she died unexpectedly in 1290, Edward I of England was heartbroken. In her memory he had 12 lavish monuments placed in the towns where her body had rested on its journey from Lincoln to Westminster. One of these was on Cheapside just at the top of Bow lane. No queen before or since has ever been memorialised in such an extravagant manner. So what was it about her which inspired such public honour and devotion?
In this storytelling performance, based on the historical facts of her life and relationships, we enter Eleanor and Edwards world, and get a taste of a queenship and a marriage that brought wisdom, abundance and shrewdness all the way from Castile to England.
This show is written and performed by Hannah McDowall and Sue Macmillan who have been storytelling together for 5 years. Although this event has no 'adult content' it is not suitable for children under 14 years old.
Host Cafe (inside the church) will be serving delicious food, snacks, soft drinks and wine, so please feel free to come early and hang out a bit before we get started.
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