Alfonso VIII Sánchez Rey de Castilla
- Born: 11 Nov 1155, Soria, Castilla, Iberia
- Marriage: Eleanor Plantagenêt Princess of England, Queen de Castila in 1197 in Valladolid, España 1078
- Died: 6 Oct 1214, Arévalo, Castilla, Iberia at age 58
- Buried: Cistercian monastère de Santa María le Real, Burgos, Castilla, Iberia
Noted events in his life were:
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Alfonso VIII of Castile
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Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands, Alfonso VIII "el de la Navas" King of Castile, Toledo and Extremadura. 214, bur Cistercian monastery Santa María la Real "de las Huelgas" near Burgos). "The Anales Toledanos record the birth "noche de St. Martin…Viernes" in 1155 of "el Rey Don Alfonso" [Anales Toledanos I, España Sagrada XXIII, p. 390.]. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Aldefonsus rex Castelle et Toliti" as son of "rex Sanctius" [Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1143, MGH SS XXIII, p. 837]." He was betrothed in 1169 to Eleanor of England, the daughter of King Henry II of England and Eléonore d'Aquitaine. "Her betrothal to "Aldefonso regi Castellæ" is recorded by Matthew of Paris in 1168 [Matthew Paris, Vol. II, 1168, p. 246]. Robert of Torigny records the marriage in 1170 of "Alienor filia Henrici regis Anglorum" and "Amfurso imperatore", commenting that he was not yet fifteen years old [Robert de Torigny, Vol. II, p. 22]."
Alfonso married Eleanor Plantagenêt Princess of England, Queen de Castila, daughter of Henri II "Courtmanteau" Plantagenêt King of England and Aliénor d'Aquitaine, in 1197 in Valladolid, España.1078 (Eleanor Plantagenêt Princess of England, Queen de Castila was born on 13 Oct 1162 in Domfront, Falaise, Calvados, France,1078 died on 25 Oct 1214 in Burgos, España Iberia 1078 and was buried in Cistercian monastère de Santa María le Real, Burgos, Castilla, Iberia 1078.)