‘Whom Dead We Cannot Cease to Love’

After Eleanor died, her body took the journey across England from Nottinghamshire to London.  Her final resting place was to be Westminster Abbey, an elaborate tomb constructed by the same maker as her father-in-law Henry III.

It is not possible to visit Eleanor’s tomb today, as it is not open to the public.  You can however, see the electrotype made in the Victorian period at the National Portrait Gallery in London, which gives you some idea of how beautiful it must have been when it was first created.  Be warned though, it’s displayed in a stair well!


You may also be interested to know, that a cast of Eleanor’s tomb is displayed in the cast courts at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in company with the tombs of Queens such as Eleanor of Aquitane and Victoria with her husband Albert.

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