Bohun, Eleanor (1366–1399)

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Bohun, Eleanor (1366–1399)

Duchess of Gloucester. Name variations: Eleanor de Bohun. Born in 1366; died on October 2, 1399; buried in Westminster Abbey, London; daughter of Humphrey Bohun, 7th earl of Hereford, Essex, and Northampton,andJoan Fitzalan (d. 1419); married Thomas of Woodstock, 1st duke of Gloucester (r. 1356–1397), in 1374; children: Humphrey (c. 1382–1399);Anne Plantagenet (1383–1438);Joan (1384–1400);Isabel (1386–1402); Philippa (c. 1389–1399).

Following the murder of her husband Thomas of Woodstock, Eleanor Bohun entered the convent. She appears in Shakespeare's Richard II.