WI: Alfonso V of Aragon killed at Ponza in 1435

Death of Aragonese king was not the most likely outcome of the battle, but we all know battle isn't safest event, so it obviously could happen. So what would be aftermath of Alfonso's death? IOTL after being captured and taken to Milan as prisoner he managed to convince Duke of Milan that it is not in his interest to support Angevin claim to the Kingdom of Naples, as result he and other Aragonese prisoners was released from captivity and eventually Alfonso gained the throne of Naples. Obviously, dead Alfonso would not claim Naples anymore and would not convince anyone for anything. That means René of Anjou in addition to collection of crowns claimed by him has also one real kingdom under his rule-although he still has Sicily, Aragon and Jerusalem to claim. That is one thing. After death of Alfonso his brother John (captured as Ponza as POW both IOTL and ITTL) is next King of Aragon-after he is released (how would his release looks like without brother winning freedom for him and other Aragonese prisoners?). If John is King of Aragon since 1435, how would his relations with son looks like? Would he let him to succeede in Navarre after death of Blanche?
 
Back to Ponza: what about slight modification: Alfonso is killed, while John gets ill and die in captivity (perhaps from infected wound) or vice versa. Now Aragon has teenage king (Charles of Viana) who would rather not seek for throne of Naples seeing what happened to father and uncle and question of Navarrese succession is absolutely clear.
Meanwhile as René is victorious, would Valois-Anjou became more or less problematic for their cousins from Royal line? One one hand they're stronger with Naples in their hands, on the other-they're far away. Also, would René, rulling King of Naples, marry his daughter to Henry VI?
 
One one hand they're stronger with Naples in their hands, on the other-they're far away. Also, would René, rulling King of Naples, marry his daughter to Henry VI?
Why shouldn't he? It's not like there is a better match for Marguerite than Henry, I doubt if Rene would marry his daughter to some Italian duke apart from maybe someone from Savoy.
 
Alfonso V, who is dead ITTL, arranged marriage of his niece, Eleanor of Portugal, with HRE Frederick, so maybe one of René's daughters would replace her?
As that would be an useful match for him is possible. But Frederick can very well still marry Eleanor as the match was suggested by her aunt in Burgundy.
Either of René’s elder sons will marry Isabella of Clermont...
 
As that would be an useful match for him is possible. But Frederick can very well still marry Eleanor as the match was suggested by her aunt in Burgundy.
Either of René’s elder sons will marry Isabella of Clermont...
Eleanor IMHO may end as Queen of Aragon, as politically it would be more useful match from Portuguese POV than marriage with Frederick, and if Eleanor's uncle does not rule Naples, also from Imperial POV Frederick-Eleanor match is less useful.
 
Eleanor IMHO may end as Queen of Aragon, as politically it would be more useful match from Portuguese POV than marriage with Frederick, and if Eleanor's uncle does not rule Naples, also from Imperial POV Frederick-Eleanor match is less useful.
For me Eleanor in OTL was used as proxy by Burgundy not Naples so that match would still make sense but I guess who either Yolande or Marguerite can replace her. Henry VI maybe can marry a surviving Philippa of Portugal (Eleanor’s elder sister born in 1430 who in OTL died in 1439)
 
Also, if Charles of Viana lives and rules both Navarre and Aragon, then Henry IV of Castile may have more troubles seeking for annulment of his marriage.
 
If Charles married Eleanor then Burgundy can offer his OTL wife Agnes of Cleves to Frederick III
Eleanor of Portugal would be rather Charles' second wife and he'd marry her after Agnes dies in 1448. And there is still Austro-Burgundian match possible, reverse one-if both sides wants such match to happen then Charles the Bold could marry Elizabeth of Austria to solve question of Luxembourg.
 
No way. Both Marguerite and Yolande will be most likely married in Italy
Wouldn't René still involve himself in the conflict with the English Crown ? He is the Duke of Anjou, Kingdom of France is his "country" and his family's "affiliation". Wouldn't the Kingdom of Sicily (Naples) be initially a tool, a power source for politics in France ?
I personally would see Marguerite married to Henry VI all the same.
 
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Wouldn't René still involve himself in the conflict with the English Crown ? He is the Duke of Anjou, Kingdom of France is his "country" and his family's "affiliation". Wouldn't the Kingdom of Sicily (Naples) be initially a tool, a power source for politics in France ?
I personally would see Marguerite married to Henry VI all the same.
Pretty unlikely. Alfonso V of Aragon established his seat in Naples after he conquered it, and is likely who Rene will do the same.
 
Eleanor of Portugal would be rather Charles' second wife and he'd marry her after Agnes dies in 1448. And there is still Austro-Burgundian match possible, reverse one-if both sides wants such match to happen then Charles the Bold could marry Elizabeth of Austria to solve question of Luxembourg.
That is pretty unlikely as Habsburg have no interest in such match
 
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