Prince John ENGLAND
- Born: 10 Jul 1266, Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
- Died: 1 Aug 1272
Another name for John was ENGLAND Prince.
Ancestral File Number: 8WKN-81.
Prince of ENGLAND.
A History of the Plantagenets, Vol II, The Magnificent Century, Thomas B Costain, 1951, Doubleday & Co
p326: "On October 29, 1265, Queen Eleanor returned to England, landing at Dover and accompanied by Dona Eleanora, the young wife of PrinceEdward. The King and his heir met them at Dover with becoming state and ceremony.
"Dona Eleanora, who must henceforth be called by the Anglicized form of Eleanor by which she is known in history, was now twenty years old. She had been in England at intervals before the start of the war and had borne her husband two children, a boy named John and a daughter..."
A History of the Plantagenets, Vol III, The Three Edwards, Thomas B Costain, 1958, Doubleday & Co
p12: "Bibars could have crushed the little band of Englishmen, but he had gained respect for their fighting spirit and instead he proposed a truce to last for ten years, ten months, ten days, and ten minutes. Edward, thin and weak and discouraged, could do nothing but accept. Accordingly he signed the papers and on August 15 he went sadly on board his ship and set sail for Sicily. Another of the long series of crusades had come to an end; the smallest, the least important perhaps, but certainly themost daring and courageous.
"While in Sicily, Edward received tragic intelligence from England. Three deaths were reported: that of his father, King Henry III; his uncle, Richard of Cornwall; and his first-born son, John, who had been leftin England and had succumbed to one of the illnesses which kept infant mortality so high. Charles of Sicily was amazed that Edward's grief appeared greater for his father than for his promising young son.
"`The lord who gave me these cangive me other children,' said Edward, `but a father can never be restored.'"
p22: "There is a disagreement among authorities as to the number of child- ren presented to Edward by his queen, some saying fifteen, others claiming a total of seventeen. On one point there is accord, however. Only four of the children were sons. Of the eleven or thirteen daughters, as the case may be, a number died in their infancy and nothing is known about them, not even their names..."
"Edwardloved all his daughters devotedly, but he must have looked themover with an uneasy eye. Daughters made poor successors to a throne as contentious as that of England."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8WKN-81 Died in Childhood.