from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Eleanor of Provence 1223?-1291. Queen of England (1236-1272) as the wife of Henry III. On the accession of her son Edward I (1272), she entered a nunnery and there lived out her life.
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Prior to Edward Is 1286-1289 sojourn in Gascony, Guy Ferre divided his allegiance between the king and Eleanor of Provence, the kings mother.
The ancient records contain many other particulars respecting the ceremonies which graced the marriage feast of Henry and Eleanor of Provence, but enough has been quoted to show the magnificence of the celebration.
This Bishop was one of the commissioners to settle the marriage of Henry III. with Eleanor of Provence.
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