Welcome to the home of Eleanor Fitzalan (1284-1291), also known as Eleanor de Arundel (1291-1299) and, latterly, Eleanor Percy (1299-1328).
Eleanor (Fitzalan) Percy has become one of the great loves of my life since I was introduced to her in 2009. On a whim, early in the new year of 2009, I entered two words into an internet search engine. The result led me to the Percy Canopy in Beverley Minster in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Within days of this search I was drawn into a medieval mystery for which I was not (and never will be) equipped.
Since then, I have been on a voyage of discovery into the life of a remarkable woman, discovering her nature, her character, the people whom she knew and the places with which she was associated. As new perspectives present themselves, that voyage continues to bring fresh revelations. There are no certainties with history.
You are welcome to join me on this journey as I search for reliable evidence and verifiable sources of information about a woman who was the very linchpin of the Percy dynasty in the early fourteenth century.