Constance of Castile (1354 – 24 March 1394) was a claimant to the Crown of Castile. She was the daughter of King Peter, who was deposed and killed by his half-brother, King Henry II. She married the English prince John of Gaunt, who fought to obtain the throne of Castile in her name, but ultimately failed. Family [ edit]
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.
Constance of Castile (1354 – 24 March 1394) was a claimant to the Crown of Castile. She was the daughter of King Peter, who was deposed and killed by his half-brother, King Henry II. She married the English prince John of Gaunt, who fought to obtain the throne of Castile in her name, but ultimately failed.
When Constance of Castile Duchess of Lancaster was born in 1354, in Castrojeriz, Burgos, Castilla y León, Spain, her father, Pedro I Alfónsez,el Cruel, Rey de Castilla y León,, was 20 and her mother, María de Padilla, was 20. She married John of Gaunt 1st Duke of Lancaster on 21 September 1371, in Roquefort, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées, France.
In 1378, Constance received the honor of being appointed the fourth Lady of the Garter. Constance of Castile, Duchess of Lancaster died on March 24, 1394, aged 39–40, at Leicester Castle in Leicestershire, of England.
Constance of Castile (1354 — March 24, 1394) was claimant of the Castilian throne after the death of her father Peter, King of Castile and León, also known as Peter the Cruel. Her mother was María de Padilla, whom Peter had secretly married, but was then forced to repudiate; however he kept her as his mistress.
Constance, Duchess of Lancaster died at Leicester Castle on 24 March 1394 at the age of forty and was buried at Newark Abbey in Leicester. John of Gaunt later married his mistress Katherine Swynford, the mother of his four Beaufort children who had been fathered during his marriage to Constance.
English Royalty. The Queen of Castile and Duchess of Lancaster, when her father Pedro the Cruel was killed she became Queen of Castille. John the Duke of Lancaster married her and tried to regain her throne. The couple did not succed but Catherine their daughter married the King of Castille. Bio by: girlofcelje
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Queen Catherine was the daughter of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, and his second wife, Constance of Castile (the daughter and heir of King Peter of Castile, who died at the hands of his half brother Henry II ). She was born in Hertford Castle, her father's chief country home, on 31 March 1373.