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Stephen (Blois) of England I

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Stephen "Étienne, King of the English, Duc de Normandie" of England I formerly Blois
Born about in Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Westminster, London, , England
Died in St. Martin's Priory, Dover, England
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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


Stephen of Blois

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


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]


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]


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..


Stephen of Blois married Matilda of Boulogne in 1125. They had the following issue [6]

  1. Eustace (c. 1130 – 1153) or Eustace, who succeeded his parents as Count Eustace IV of Boulogne
  2. Matilda (Maud) (died before 1141), married Waleran de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Worcester
  3. Marie (1133–1182), who succeeded as Countess Marie I of Boulogne
  4. Baldwin (died before 1135)
  5. Adela (died before 1146)
  6. William (c. 1137 – 1159), who succeeded as Count William I of Boulogne

King Stephen's illegitimate children by a certain Damette were:

  1. Gervase, Abbot of Westminster
  2. Ralph
  3. Americ

Other children currently linked to this profile but without documentation are: Sybilla


Wikipedia: Stephen of England


  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.
  6. Stephen, King of England,,_King_of_England:

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