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Susan (boswellbaxter) | 36 comments Mod
Please post your questions that contain plot spoilers here.

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Jemidar Hi Susan,

Is there any primary source evidence that indicates which husband, William Zouche or John Grey, Eleanor preferred. And if there isn't, why did you pick Zouche?


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Susan (boswellbaxter) | 36 comments Mod
The brief entries in the Papal Registers do indicate that Eleanor and William were standing together as a couple against John Grey. (I would dearly love to see someone dig up the Vatican records of this case, as someone has done with Joan of Kent's marital litigation). I think Eleanor and William's affection toward each other can also be discerned in the fact that he chose to be buried at Tewkesbury Abbey instead of at a spot connected with his own ancestors and that she commemorated him along with Hugh and her Clare ancestors in the stained glass windows there.

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