Queen Eleanor's Cross, Northampton.
Queen Eleanor's Cross, Northampton. The Eleanor crosses were 12 originally wooden, but later lavishly decorated stone, monuments, of which three survive 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 resting-places along the route taken by her body as it was taken to London. The Northampton cross is still standing at the edge of Delapre Abbey; the King stayed at nearby Northampton Castle. This cross was begun in 1291 by John of Battle. He worked with William of Ireland to carve the statues.
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Creation Date: 17th November 2010
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