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.
Constance of Castile Memorial. Birth: 1354, Spain Death: Mar. 24, 1394 Leicester Leicester Unitary Authority Leicestershire, England. 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.
Constance of Castile, Duchess of Lancaster died on March 24, 1394, aged 39–40, at Leicester Castle in Leicestershire, of England. She was buried at the Church of the Annunciation of Our Lady of the Newarke , in Leicester, England, which was destroyed in the mid-16th century under the Dissolution of the Chantries Act during the reign of King Edward VI of England .
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.
Constance or Constanza of Castile was born in 1354, the illegitimate daughter of King Pedro 'the Cruel' of Castile and his mistress Maria de Padilla, the daughter of Juan García de Padilla, 1st Lord of Villagera. King Pedro had first met Constance's mother María, a Castilian noblewoman, in the summer of 1352 during an expedition to Asturias to fight his illegitimate half-brother Henry of Trastamara.
On 9 February 1372 Constance made a ceremonial entry into London as Queen of Castile, accompanied by Edward, the Black Prince, and an escort of English and Castilian retainers and London dignitaries. Crowds lined the streets to see her as she processed to the Savoy Palace in the Strand where she was ceremonially received by her husband, who had proclaimed himself King of Castile and León on 29 January.
Constance of Castile. Birth. 1354. Spain. Death. 24 Mar 1394 (aged 39–40) Leicester, Leicester Unitary Authority, Leicestershire, England. Burial. Church of the Annunciation of St. Mary.
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Catherine of Lancaster. Catherine of Lancaster ( Castilian: Catalina; 31 March 1373  – 2 June 1418) was Queen of Castile by marriage to King Henry III of Castile. She governed Castile as regent from 1406 until 1418 during the minority of her son. 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 ).