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Alphonse was born #onthisday  24th November 1273 A.D. and died 19th August 1284 A.D. who was the Earl of Chester and an apparent heir to the English throne, who never became king.

While Alphonse was the ninth child of King Edward I of England and his Castilian wife, Eleanor, he was born in Bayonne, Gascony. At the age of ten Alphonso was engaged to Margaret who was the daughter of Floris, Count of Holland. In the evidence of opulent psalter which was preparing for the marriage but he fell ill and died just months before the wedding.

 

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