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Stephen I (Blois) of England

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Stephen (Stephen I) "Étienne, King of the English, Duc de Normandie" of England formerly Blois
Born about in Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, Francemap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Westminster, London, , Englandmap
Died in St. Martin's Priory, Dover, Englandmap
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Categories: Second Crusade | House of Blois | First Battle of Lincoln | The Anarchy.


Preceded by
Henry I
King of the English
22 Dec 1135 - 25 Oct 1154
Succeeded by
Henry II

Contents

Stephen of Blois

  • King of the English
  • Styled: Re Aglorum Dux Normannorum
  • Count of Mortain
  • Count of Boulogne jure uxoris
  • Duke Normandie
  • Crusader

Vitals

b. c.1096
d. 25 Oct 1154 Blois, Berri, FR

Early Life

p. Étienne (VI), Count of Blois-Chartres & Adela of England.[1] Issue: 9[2]

Family

m. Matilda c.1125[3]
  • Eustace IV (d. Aug 1153)
  • Baldwin (d.Young - anti.1135)
  • William of Blois (Count of Mortain and Boulogne, and Earl of Surrey or Warenne, d.1159)
  • Matilda (d. c. 1137-8)
  • Mary de Blois (Benedictine nun, abbess of Romsey, d.1182)
Illegitimate Children
  • Gervase, Abbot of Westminster[4]

Timeline

c.1096: Born at Blois
1102Father dies at Battle of Ramlah in Jerusalem on crusade.
1106Arrives at court.[5]
before 1115: Count of Mortain
before 1125: m. Matilda, Comtesse de Boulogne dau. of Eustace III, Comte de Boulogne and Mary of Scots at Westminster.
1128Joint ruler of Boulogne.
Dec 1135: King of the English. Duke of Normandy.
26 Dec: Coronation Westminster Abbey.
1139:Matilda invades. Civil war.
Apr 1141 Captured at Battle of Lincoln.
10 Apr 1141: Deposed.
Nov 1141: Exchanges Gloucester.
Nov 1141: Reinstalled. 2nd Coronation at Canterbury Cathedral.
1148Matilda leaves England.
1153 Eustace dies. Henry II declared heir at Winchester.
25 Oct 1154:Faversham Abbey, Faversham, Kent. Succeeded by Henry II: first Angevin / Plantagenet king..


Links

Wikipedia: Stephen of England

Footnotes

  1. p. William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders
  2. 4 dau including Eléonore of Blois; 5 sons. Stephen's surviving brothers were:
    Count Thibaud (Theobald) II of Champagne
    Henry of Blois (monk at Cluny)
    Henry, Bishop of Winchester
    Guillaume (William) of Sully
  3. marriage puts him in the center of Anglo-Norman political life; wife supporter during Anarchy (raised troops, etc). Issue: 5 recorded - 3 sons, 2 dau.
  4. at least 3 natural children, including Gervase.
  5. shortly after, acquires other lands in England, including honours of Eye and Lancaster; after 1120 a part of the honour of Eudo Dapifer.

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