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Stephen I (Blois) of England

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Étienne (Stephen I) "King of the English, Duke of Normandy" of England formerly Blois
Born about in Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France
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.


Stephen of Blois, King of the English, Styled Re Aglorum Dux Normannorum, Count of Mortain, Count of Boulogne jure uxoris, Duke Normandie

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


Contents

Vitals

b. c.1096

d. 25 Oct 1154 Blois, Berri, France.

Parents

Stephen VI (FR: Étienne), Count of Blois-Chartres and Adela of England (p. William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders). Issue: 5 sons, 4 dau.

  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;

Marriage

m. Matilda of Boulogne circa 1125. Issue: 3 sons, 2 dau.[1]

  1. Eustace (c. 1130 – 1153) or Eustace, who succeeded his parents as Count Eustace IV of Boulogne;
  2. Matilda (Maud) (d. before 1141) m. Waleran de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Worcester;
  3. Marie (1133–1182), Countess Marie I of Boulogne, (Benedictine nun, abbess of Romsey, d.1182;
  4. Baldwin (d. before 1135);
  5. Adela (d. before 1146);
  6. William (c. 1137 – 1159), Count William I of Boulogne, Count of Mortain, and Earl of Surrey or Warenne;

Mistress and Issue

mistress. Damette. Issue:

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

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

  1. Sybilla

Timeline

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.

Sources

  1. Wikipedia: Stephen, King of_England
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