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Alphonso
(styled) Earl of Chester
House House of Plantagenet
Father Edward I Longshanks
Mother Eleanor of Castile
Born 24 November 1273(1273-11-24)
Bayonne, Gascony
Died 19 August 1284 (aged 10)
Windsor, Berkshire
Burial Westminster Abbey, London

Alphonso (24 November 1273 – 19 August 1284) was the ninth child of Edward I of England and Eleanor of Castile. During his lifetime, he was first in line to the throne.

Alphonso was born at Bayonne, in Gascony, and named after his maternal uncle, King Alfonso X of Castile, who was his godfather. Alphonso died at Windsor, aged ten, shortly after the birth of his younger brother (later Edward II of England). His death left his brother as the only surviving male heir of Edward I. Alphonso was interred at Westminster Abbey.

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Titles, styles, honours and arms

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Titles and styles

Sources are contradictory as to whether or not Alphonso was actually created Earl of Chester in 1284, or whether he was simply styled as such. Either way, he died shortly before his eleventh birthday, unmarried, and couldn't have transmitted any title he may have had.

Arms

As heir-apparent to the throne, he bore the arms of the kingdom, differenced by a label azure of three points[1]

References

  1. ^ Marks of Cadency in the British Royal Family
Alphonso, Earl of Chester
Born: 24 November 1273 Died: 19 August 1284
English royalty
Preceded by
Henry of England
Heir to the English Throne
as heir apparent

16 October 1274 – 19 August 1284
Succeeded by
Edward, Prince of Wales

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