Eleanor of Castile by John Millar Watt (Princess comic, 1965) x
Eleanor of Castile was the wife of King Edward I. This marriage was politically motivated, but they were an example of enduring love. She often accompanied him on his Crusades and conquests as they could no bare to be parted. According to legend during one of their expeditions Edward suffered from a snakes bite and Eleanor sucked the poison from his wound.
Eleanor gave birth to 16 children, 6 of whom survived into adulthood. When she died the King erected memorial crosses at each place where her body had lain overnight. Edward didn’t remarry for 9 years ofter his queen’s death.