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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

Early Life

Stephen was born c.1096 and died on 25 Oct 1154 at Blois, Berri, France.

Stephen was the son of Étienne (VI), Count of Blois-Chartres and his wife, Adela of England, the daughter of William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders.

Stephen had 8 siblings, 4 sisters and 5 brothers including:

  1. Eléonore of Blois;
  2. Count Thibaud (Theobald) II of Champagne;
  3. Henry of Blois (monk at Cluny);
  4. Henry, Bishop of Winchester;
  5. Guillaume (William) of Sully;


Stephen married Matilda of Boulogne circa 1125. They had had 3 sons and 2 daughters:[1]

  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, (Benedictine nun, abbess of Romsey, d.1182;
  4. Baldwin (died before 1135);
  5. Adela (died before 1146);
  6. William (c. 1137 – 1159), who succeeded as Count William I of Boulogne, Count of Mortain, and Earl of Surrey or Warenne;

King Stephen's illegitimate children by Damette were:

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

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

  1. Sybilla


c.1096: Born at Blois
1102Father dies at Battle of Ramlah in Jerusalem on crusade.
1106Arrives at court and shortly after acquires other lands in England, including honours of Eye and Lancaster; after 1120 a part of the honour of Eudo Dapifer.
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.
26 Dec 1135: Crowned King of the English at Westminster Abbey. Duke of Normandy.
1139:Matilda invades. This turbulent period is known as The Anarchy.
Apr 1141 Captured at First 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.


  1. Wikipedia:Stephen, King of_England
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