Eleanor of Castile (1241-1290), wife of Edward I, died at Harby near Lincoln.
Eleanor's viscera were buried in Lincoln Cathedral.
The rest of her body was taken down to London in stages and Edward I ordered a stone cross to be erected at each stopping-place on the journey to London, ending at Charing Cross.
The "Eleanor crosses" stood at Lincoln, Grantham, Stamford, Geddington, Hardingstone near Northampton, Stony Stratford, Woburn, Dunstable, St Albans, Waltham, Westcheap, and Charing
Her heart was buried in the Dominican priory at Blackfriars in London and her body in Westminster Abbey.
Lincoln tomb's original stone chest survives; its effigy was destroyed in the 17th century and has been replaced with a 19th-century copy.
DB 13 September 2018
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