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Stephen of Blois, King of England

Stephen of Blois, King of England

Male 1096 - 1154  (58 years)

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  • Name Stephen of Blois  
    • Brave and generous, possessed of the common touch, Stephen of Blois seemed a promising king. But, as his nobles and adversaries soon discovered, he was not cut out for the role. As he lost the control that Henry had secured over England, the country was torn apart by rival forces. [7]
    Born 1095/96  Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Title(s) Bef 1115  [4, 10
    Miscellaneous 1120  [12
    Title(s) Bef 1125  [10, 12
    Title(s) 1135  [4, 12
    Reign From 1135 to 1154  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12
    Miscellaneous 1139  [4
    Died 25 Oct 1154  Dover Castle, Dover, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Buried Aft 25 Oct 1154  Faversham Abbey, Faversham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8, 10
    Web References 2019 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Person ID I3047  | Roy Line, Boudreau Line
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2020 

    Father Stephen III, Count of Blois,   b. 1046,   d. 19 May 1102, Holy Land Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Adele of Normandy, Princess of England,   b. Abt 1062,   d. 8 Mar 1137/38, Maringuy Convent, Marcigny, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 1080 - 1081 
    Family ID F2322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Matilda, Countess of Boulogne,   b. Abt 1105, County of Boulogne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1151, Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)  [2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11
    Married 1125  Westminster Abbey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 8, 10, 11
    Age at Marriage He was 29 years - She was 20 years 
    Children 
     1. Baldwin de Boulogne
    +2. Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne,   b. Abt 1129,   d. 10 Aug 1153  (Age ~ 24 years)
     3. Sir William FitzRoy, Count of Boulogne and Mortain ,   b. Abt 1135,   d. Oct 1159, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)
     4. Matilda,   b. Abt 1133,   d. Abt 1135, Tower of London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
    +5. Mary of Blois, Princess of England,   b. Abt 1131, Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1180  (Age ~ 49 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F2446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Dameta de Normandie,   b. Abt 1103,   d. 1152  (Age ~ 49 years)  [6
    Married Type: Not married 
    Children 
     1. Almaric [Natural,Natural]
     2. Ralph [Natural,Natural]
     3. Gervaise of Westminster, Abbot of Westminster Abbey,   b. Between 1115 and 1120,   d. 1160  (Age ~ 45 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F8628  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married Type: Natural Children 
    Children 
     1. William [Natural,]
     2. Sybilla,   d. 1141 [Natural,]
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F8629  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1095/96 - Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1125 - Westminster Abbey, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: heart attack - 25 Oct 1154 - Dover Castle, Dover, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 25 Oct 1154 - Faversham Abbey, Faversham, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Great Seal of Stephen of Blois
    Great Seal of Stephen of Blois
    Stephen de Blois, King of England
    Stephen de Blois, King of England

  • Sources 
    1. [S1461] Burke, John and John Bernard Burke. The Royal Families of England, Scotland and Wales with their Descendants, Sovereigns and Subjects , (London: E. Churton, 1848), Secondary Source.

    2. [S1939] Cannon, John. Oxford: The Kings and Queens of Britain, (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2001), Secondary Source.

    3. [S309] Fraser, Antonia. The Lives of the Kings & Queens of England, (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975), Secondary Source.

    4. [S1569] Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage web site, (Wellington, New Zealand: http://www.thepeerage.com/index.htm, 2019), Tertiary Source.

    5. [S1940] Panton, Kenneth J. Historical Dictionary of the British Monarchy, (Lanham, UK: Scarecrow Press, 2011), Secondary Source.

    6. [S1447] Sheppard, Walter Lee. "Royal Bye-Blows The Illegitimate Children of English Kings from William to Edward III" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume CXVIX, April 1965), Secondary Source.

    7. [S1941] Soud, David. Kings & Queens of Great Britain, (San Diego, California: Thunder Bay Press, 2017), Secondary Source.

    8. [S60] Stuart, Roderick W. Royalty for Commoners, The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa Fourth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002), Secondary Source.

    9. [S63] von Redlisch, Marcellus Donald Alexander R. Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants volume 1 , (Cottonport, Louisiana: Order of the Crown of Charlemagne, 1941), Tertiary Source.

    10. [S1682] Weir, Alison. Britain's Royal Families, (London: Vintage Books, 1989), Secondary Source.

    11. [S59] Weis, Frederick Lewis. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 Fifth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982), Secondary Source.

    12. [S304] Wikipedia, Secondary Source.
      Stephen, King of England