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Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester

Person  Female  Born 1400  Died 7/7/1452

Categories: Royalty

Married Humphrey, uncle to the child King Henry VI. Eleanor was implicated in a plot of  treasonable necromancy against the king. Her supposed co-conspirators were executed and she was sentenced to three days' public penance walking barefoot through the streets of London, followed by enforced divorce and life imprisonment. Her penance is enacted in Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 2. The ODNB says the penance was "to walk barefoot to three London churches on successive market days in November" - not quite what the CI doors says. And on the doors it seems to be her back giving her gyp, not her feet.

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Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester

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We can't find proof that her route was as specified: from Queen Hithe (at the...

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