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Family Sheet
Name: King Stephen Iv Blois Of England Note Born: Bet 1095 and 1097 at Blois, Loir Et Cher, France Married: 1125 at Westminster, England Died: 25 Oct 1154 at Dover Castle, Kent, England [4] Other Spouses: Dameta Of Normandy
Father: Count Etienne Henri Count Of Blois Of Blois And Chartres Mother: Countess Adaele Beauclerc Of Blois
Name: Matilda Of Boulogne Countess Of Boulogne [5] Note Born: May 1103 at Boulogne Died: 3 May 1152 at Hedingham Castle, Essex, England [7] Father: Count Eustache Iii De Boulogne Mother: Princess Mary Ceanmor Of Scotland
Name: Eustice Of Boulogne Count Born: 1130 Died: 10 Aug 1153 at Bury St Edmunds Wife: Constance Of Toulouse Capet
Name: Eustace Iv Count Of Boulogne Born: Abt 1129 at Blois, Loir Et Cher, France Died: 10 Aug 1153 Wife: Princess Constance Of France
Name: Eustace Of Boulongne Count Born: 1131 Died: 10 Aug 1153 at Bury St Edmunds Wife: Constance Of Toulouse
Name: William Boulogne Earl Of Mortain Born: Abt 1134 at Blois, Loir Et Cher, France Died: 11 Oct 1159 at Toulouse Wife: Isabel De Warrenne
Name: Marie Countess Of Mortain Of Boulogne Born: Abt 1136 at Of Blois, Loir Et Cher, France Died: 1182 at St Austrebert Husband: Matthieu D'' Alsace Count Of Boulogne
Name: Matilda Born: 1133 Died: 1137 at Tower Of London, England Husband: Waleran Of Meulan De Beaumont
Name: William Of Boulogne De Blois Born: 1135 Died: 11 Oct 1159 at Toulouse, France Wife: Countess Isabel De Warenne Of Surrey
Name: Mary Of Boulogne Countess Born: 1136 Died: 1182 at St Austrebert, Montreuil, France Husband: Matthew Of Alsace Count
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1). royalty.ged Stephen of Blois, cr. King of Engalnd, 26 Dec. 1135, b. 1095 6, d. 25 Oct. 1154 m. ca. 1119 1120, Matilda of Boulogne, b. ca. 1105, d. Hedingham Castle, Kent, 3 May 1152, dau. of Eustace III, Count of Boulogne, and Mary, dau. of Malcolm III Canmore, King of Scots, and St. Margaret, dau. of Edward, the Aethling. Stephen, The Irresolute King by general consent the chroniclers of the time suggest that Stephen was an attractive personality. Good natured, courteous, brave as a lion in battle and 7GGDAU. Dict of Nat l Biog Eng Pub A Vol 37 p. 53, 54, V o l 5 4 p . 1 51 156 Kingsof Eng Eng 176 p. 38 44 Tab So u v Ge n Fran ce 2 2, Tab 6, 56 Burke s Peerage EngP 194 9 pr ef p . 252 M emoir s of Warren A12 A79 Vol 1 p. 148 . Archi ve Re cord SL C, UT edwardiii.ged Stephen was the grandson of William the Conqueror, th r o u g h his daughter Adela and Stephen, Count of Blois. B o r n ci rc a 1096, he was about half dozen years older th a n hi s cou si n and rival for the throne, Matilda, daught e r of H enry I . S tephen married Matilda of Boulogne, wh o b ore hi m five c hild ren, only three of whom survived i nfan cy Eus tace, Mar y, an d William. Stephen s father di ed i n the Hol y Land i n 1102 , and he was raised by his U ncl e Henry I. H enry wa s genuine ly found of Stephen, an d gra nted his neph ew estat es on bot h sides of the Engli sh Cha nnel. Stephen , by 1130 , was the r ichest man in En gland a nd Normandy. Stephen s reign was beset by problems from the beginn i n g . S tephen had promised to recognize his cousin as la wf u l h eir , but Matilda was in Anjou at the time of Henr y s d eath . St ephen, in a rare exhibition of resolve, cr oss ed t he Ch anne l and took control in England, being cr owne d o n Decemb er 22 , 1135. The first few years were ca lm, b ut t he Wels h and Sc ots attacked in 1138, followe d by inv asion s of Mat ilda, he r second husband Geoffre y Plantagen et o f Anjou , a nd her ha lf brother Robert o f Gloucester . Civi l war ensue d until clo se to the end o f the reign , as th e rivalry divi ded loyaltie s. Stephe n captured an d release d Matilda Mati lda later cap ture d Stephen and t raded hi m for Robert of Gl oucester, h a d also had been ca ptured. T he succession probl em wen t beyon d the hostiliti es of th e two cousins Stephe n wa nted his so n Eustace t o be name d heir, and Matilda wan t ed her son Henr y fitzEm press to s ucceed to the crown . I t became academic i n 115 3, when Eus tace died and th e two s ides reached a compr om ise Stephe n would rule u nopposed u ntil his death, as t h e throne wou ld pass to H enry of Anjou , crowned Henry I I i n 1154. Henry s death came soon, just a year later in 1154. 1 0 6 6 a nd All That offered a humorous but accurate acco u n t o f th e civil war ... Stephen and Matildaor Mau d sp en t th e reign escaping from each other over the sn o w in n igh tgown s. Anglo Saxon Chronicle addressed bot h t he virt ue s of th e man, and the nature of the era I n th e days o f t his Kin g there was nothing but strife, e vil , and robbe ry , for quic kly the great men who were tr aito rs rose agai ns t him. Whe n the traitors saw that Ste phe n was a good hu mor ed, kindly , and easy going man wh o inf licted no punish ment , then the y committed all mann er o f horrible crimes . .. . And so it l asted for ninete en ye ars while Stephe n was K ing, till the l and was al l undon e and darkened wit h such d eeds, and men sa id ope nly tha t Christ and his ang els slept . Source it !BIRTH edwardiii.ged, edwardiii.ged !DEATH edwardiii.ged, edwardiii.ged
2). 1  UPDA 2  DATE 22 MAR 1136 2  PLAC Acceded Westminster Abbey, London, Engla   Only dau. and heiress of Eustace III, Count of Boulogne and Mary of Scotland.

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