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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 Bayonnemarker, in Gasconymarker, and named after his maternal uncle, King Alfonso X of Castile, who was his godfather. Alphonso died at Windsormarker, 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 Abbeymarker.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

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 sine prole, and so 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

References

  1. Marks of Cadency in the British Royal Family



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