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King Alfonso VIII of Castile and Queen Eleonor Plantagenet

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Alfonso VIII (11 November 1155[2] – 5 October 1214), called the Noble (El Noble) or the one of Las Navas (el de las Navas), was King of Castile from 1158 to his death and King of Toledo. After having suffered a great defeat with his own army at Alarcos against the Almohads in 1195, he led the coalition of Christian princes and foreign crusaders who broke the power of the Almohads in the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa in 1212, an event which marked the arrival of a tide of Christian supremacy on the Iberian peninsula.

His reign saw the domination of Castile over León and, by his alliance with Aragon, he drew those two spheres of Christian Iberia into close connection.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfonso_VIII_of_Castile

https://dbe.rah.es/biografias/6382/alfonso-viii

King of Castile and Toledo:
Reign: 31 August 1158 – 5 October 1214
Predecessor: Sancho III
Successor: Henry I
Born: 11 November 1155, Soria
Died: 5 October 1214 (aged 58), Gutierre-Muñoz
Burial: Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas
Spouse: Eleanor of England ​(m. 1170)​
Issue:
Berengaria I the Great
Urraca, Queen of Portugal
Blanche, Queen of France
Ferdinand
Eleanor, Queen of Aragon
Henry I of Castile
Mafalda
Constance
Henry (1184)
House: Castilian House of Ivrea
Father: Sancho III of Castile
Mother: Blanche of Navarre
Religion: Roman Catholicism

Eleonor, Queen consort of Castile and Toledo:
Tenure: September 1170 – 5 October 1214
Born: c. 1161, Domfront Castle, Normandy
Died: 31 October 1214 (aged 53), Burgos, Castile
Burial: Abbey of Santa Maria la Real de Huelgas, Burgos
Spouse: Alfonso VIII, King of Castile ​(m. 1170; died 1214)​
Issue:
Berengaria I the Great
Urraca, Queen of Portugal
Blanche, Queen of France
Ferdinand
Eleanor, Queen of Aragon
Henry I of Castile
Mafalda
Constance
Henry (1184)
House: Plantagenet / Angevin[a]
Father: Henry II, King of England
Mother: Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleano...een_of_Castile

https://dbe.rah.es/biografias/11984/leonor-de-aquitania
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Stained glass window of King Alfonso VIII of Castile
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Tomb of King Alfonso VIII of Castile and his wife, Queen Leonor of Plantagenet
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Tomb of King Alfonso VIII of Castile and his wife, Queen Leonor of Plantagenet
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Sadly the Royal Tombs at Las Huelgas de Burgos were desecrated by French troops during the Peninsular War but the monks managed to salvage the remains and rebury them once they had been stripped of any loot by the French.
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