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Eleanor Cobham, duchess of Gloucester

(c. 1400—1452)


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(c.1400–1452)

Second wife of Humphrey, duke of Gloucester. Eleanor was convicted of treasonable necromancy in 1441, abjured, and did barefoot penance. She was then forcibly divorced and imprisoned until her death. See also magic and witchcraft; sorcery.

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