King Alphonso III ARAGON
- Married: 15 Aug 1282
- Died: 1291
Other names for Alphonso were ARAGON King and Alfonso.
Ancestral File Number: 8WKN-MW.
King of ARAGON
Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly, Taute, 1990: "Alphonso III King of Aragon, Died 1291."
A History of the Plantagenets, Vol III, The Three Edwards, Thomas B Costain, 1958, Doubleday & Co
p43: "The histories of three of the princesses, Eleanor, Joanna, and Margaret, seem to run in a pattern. In an age when marriages, particularly in royal families, were arranged when the principals were little more than infants, these three daughters of England's greatest king seem to have found some belated happiness. When the queen died in 1290, Eleanor, as the oldest daughter, became the most important woman of her father's court. Here, that same year, she was to find sympathy and solace in a Frenchman of great charm, the Duke of Bar-le-Duc, a new and well-considered friend of Edward. He became a constant visitor to the court and they, Eleanor and the duke, had the opportunity of close association. In her babyhood Eleanor had been affianced to the future King of Alfonso of Aragon, but they never met and destiny gathered him to his royal fathers. Three years passedand Eleanor happily married the Duke of Bar-le-Duc..."
The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England, Antonia Fraser, 1975, Alfred Knopf, p70: "Eleanor, mar (2) Henry Count of Bar, died 1298..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8WKN-MW Mar Eleanor ENGLAND, TTE Affianced Not Married.
Alphonso married Countess Eleanor BAR LE DUC, daughter of King Edward ENGLAND, I and Queen Eleanor Castile ENGLAND, on 15 Aug 1282. (Countess Eleanor BAR LE DUC was born in 1264 in Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England and died in 1298.)