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Eleanor cross

The Eleanor crosses were stone monuments in the shape of a cross that Edward I of England erected in memory of his wife Eleanor of Castile at the twelve places where her funeral procession stopped overnight on its route from Harby[?], Lincolnshire, to Westminster Abbey in London in 1290.

Those twelve places were:

The only three still standing are the ones at Waltham, Northampton, and Geddington. The one in Charing Cross is a copy of the original.



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