In the late 13th century, Eleanor of Castile, wife of England's King Edward I died near Lincoln. In her memory, the king built a series of crosses at resting points along the road to London. Now London's own cross, under renovation for five years, has been unveiled.
Eleanor's Cross in London was originally located in Trafalgar Square. It was ordered destroyed in 1647 by Parliament, but was rebuilt 145 years ago in Charing Cross. The monument was listed as "at risk," but the renovation has put the structure to rights.