Queen’s and crosses

Now that the body of Queen Elizabeth II is being driven from Balmoral to London keep reminding off Queen Eleanor

The greatly loved wife of King Edward the First and the mother of the first Prince of Wales.

Queen Eleanor died near Lincoln on a journey to the north to meet her husband King Edward. Her body was brought to London this was in 1290 a d so it took a long time and in each place where the Queen’s body was kept overnight a cross was erected and there is one outside London in Waltham Cross sometimes referred to as the Eleanor cross and the last one is at Charing Cross in the middle of central London.

Saying Queen Elizabeth coffin being carried away from Balmoral reminded me of this but I don’t think her journey will take as long as that of Queen Eleanor.

Crosses must have been erected by King Edward the First 7 time after his wife had died but there’s no mention of anything like that occurring now.

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