Stephen (Blois) England

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Stephen "Etienne" England formerly Blois aka King of England, Duc de Normandie
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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Stephen of Blois (c.1096 – 25 Oct 1154 Blois, Berri, FR)
King of England
Styled: Re Aglorum Dux Normannorum
Count of Mortain
Count of Boulogne jure uxoris
Duke Normandie


c.1096: Born at Blois
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.
Dec 1135: king of England and duke of Normandy.
26 Dec: Coronation Westminster Abbey.
1139: civil war broke out when Matilda invaded.
Apr 1141 Stephen captured at Battle of Lincoln
10 Apr 1141: Deposed
Nov 1141: Stephen exchanged Gloucester.
Nov 1141: Reinstalled. 2nd Coronation at Canterbury Cathedral.
1148 Matilda left England after Stephen regains power.
1153 Eustace dies. Henry II declared heir at Winchester.
25 Oct 1154:Faversham Abbey, Faversham, Kent, England.


Stephen was born at Blois in France. The last Norman King of England, his reign was marked by civil war with his rival the Empress Matilda and general chaos, known as The Anarchy. He was succeeded by Matilda's son, Henry II, the first Angevin or Plantagenet king.

Stephen was sent to be raised at the English court of his uncle, King Henry I, in 1106. He became Count of Mortain in about 1115, and married Matilda, daughter of the Count of Boulogne, in about 1125, who became Countess of Boulogne. Their marriage was a happy one and his wife was an important supporter during the struggle for the English crown. Stephen became joint ruler of Boulogne in 1128.

Early Life

Father: Stephen, Count of Blois

Mother: Adela of England dau. of William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders.

He had four sisters, including Eléonore of Blois. His surviving brothers were:

  • Count Theobald II of Champagne
  • Henry of Blois
  • Bishop of Winchester
  • William of Sully.


m. Matilda c.1125
Son: Eustace IV (d. Aug-1153)
Son: Baldwin (d. before 1135
Son: William of Blois (Count of Mortain and Boulogne, and Earl of Surrey or Warenne)
Dau: Matilda
Dau: Mary

Illegitimate Children

son. Gervase, Abbot of Westminster
* Note: Stephen fathered at least three illegitimate children, including Gervase


Wikipedia: Stephen of England


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