BIOGRAPHY OF STEPHEN I KING ENGLAND 1094-1154

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: BLOIS

Descent English Royalty: Grandson William "Conqueror" I King England

Descent French Royalty: 2G Grandson Robert "Pious" II King France

Descent Royal House of Wessex: 6G Grandson Edward "Elder" King Anglo-Saxons

EVENTS

Around 1094 Stephen I King England was born to Stephen Blois II Count Blois (49) and Adela Normandy (27)

On 25 Nov 1120 the White Ship left Barfleur with a party of young Normans. Henry "Beauclearc" I King England (52) had left earlier on another ship. A mile out the White Ship foundered on a submerged rock. All bar one were drowned. The event had a significant impact on the succession leading to the Anarchy during which first cousins Empress Matilda (18) , daughter of Henry "Beauclearc" I King England (52) , his only remaining legitimate child, and Stephen I King England (26) , son of Adela Normandy (53) (daughter of William the Conqueror), waged war over the succession. William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy (17) , his half-siblings Richard Fitzroy (19) and Matilda Fitzroy, William Bigod, Lucia-Mahaut Blois, brothers Geoffrey Aigle and Engenulf Aigle, half-brothers Richard Avranches 2nd Earl Chester (26) and Ottiwel Avranches, brothers Ivo Grandesmil and William Grandesmil and Geoffrey Ridel were all drowned. [Sinking of The White Ship].

In 1125 Stephen I King England (31) and Matilda Flanders (20) were married

Around 1130 Eustace Blois IV Count Boulogne was born to Stephen I King England (36) and Matilda Flanders (25)

In 1133 Matilda Blois was born to Stephen I King England (39) and Matilda Flanders (28)

On 22 Dec 1135 Stephen I King England (41) was crowned I King England: Blois at Westminster Abbey [Coronation of Stephen]

In 1136 Marie Blois I Count Boulogne was born to Stephen I King England (42) and Matilda Flanders (31)

Around 1137 William Blois I Count Boulogne was born to Stephen I King England (43) and Matilda Flanders (32)

In 1138 Gilbert Lacy 3rd Baron Lacy besieged by Stephen I King England (44) at Weobley Castle

On 02 Feb 1141 the army of Empress Matilda (38) commanded by Robert Normandy 1st Earl Gloucester (41) defeated the army of Stephen I King England (47) . Matilda's army included Ranulf Gernon 4th Earl Chester (42) and Madog ap Maredudd Mathrafal Prince Powys. Stephen I King England (47) , Gilbert Gaunt 1st Earl Lincoln (15) , William "The Younger" Peverell (61) and Ilbert Lacy 3rd Baron Lacy were captured. William "Fat" Blois 1st Earl Albermarle aka Aumale, 1st Earl York (40) fought for Stephen, his cousin. [First Battle of Lincoln]

In Jan 1153 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (19) sailed from Barfleur to England, arriving the next day, with a fleet of twenty-six ships, and an army, to bring Stephen I King England (59) submit to Henry's authority. [Henry II Sails to England]

In Jul 1153 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (20) arrived at Wallingford Castle to relieve the siege that Stephen I King England (59) had commenced in 1152. [Henry II Relieves Wallingford Castle]

Around Aug 1153 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (20) and Stephen I King England (59) agreed the Treaty of Wallingford aka Winchester aka Westminster by which Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (20) would inherit the throne on the death of Stephen I King England (59) . The Treaty was ratified by Theobald of Bec Archbishop Canterbury (63) at Westminster in Christmas 1153.

On 25 Oct 1154 Stephen I King England (60) died at Priory of St Martin. [Death of King Stephen]

Baldwin Blois was born to Stephen I King England and Matilda Flanders

Adela Blois was born to Stephen I King England and Matilda Flanders

Gervaise Blois Abbot Westminster was born to Stephen I King England

Ralph Blois was born to Stephen I King England

Americ Blois was born to Stephen I King England

ANCESTRY

Father: Stephen Blois II Count Blois

GrandFather: Theobald Blois III Count Blois

1G GrandFather: Odo Blois II Count Blois

2G GrandFather: Odo Blois I Count Blois

3G GrandFather: Theobald "Trickster" Blois I Count Blois

4G GrandFather: Theobald "Elder" Blois

3G GrandMother: Luitgarde Vermandois

4G GrandFather: Herbert Vermandois II Count Vermandois, II Count Soissons, II Count Meaux

4G GrandMother: Adela Capet

2G GrandMother: Bertha Welf

3G GrandFather: Conrad I King Burgundy

4G GrandFather: Rudolph "Pious" II King Burgundy, II King Italy

4G GrandMother: Bertha Swabia

3G GrandMother: Mathilde Carolingian

4G GrandFather: Louis "Overseas" IV King West Francia

4G GrandMother: Gerberga Saxon-Ottonian

1G GrandMother: Ermengarde Auvernge

GrandMother: Gersenda Maine

1G GrandFather: Herbert "Wakedog" Maine I Count Maine

2G GrandFather: Hugh Maine III Count Maine

3G GrandFather: Hugh Maine II Count Maine

4G GrandFather: Hugh Maine I Count Maine

4G GrandMother: Rorgonide Unknown

2G GrandMother: Unamed Penthièvre

3G GrandFather: Conan "Crooked" Penthièvre III Duke Brittany

4G GrandFather: Judicael Berengar Penthièvre I Count Rennes

3G GrandMother: Ermengarde-Gerberga Ingelger

4G GrandFather: Geoffrey "Greygown" Ingelger 1st Count Anjou

4G GrandMother: Adele Vermandois

Mother: Adela Normandy (Daughter William "Conqueror" I King England)

GrandFather: William "Conqueror" I King England

1G GrandFather: Robert "Magnificent" Normandy I Duke Normandy

2G GrandFather: Richard "Good" Normandy II Duke Normandy

3G GrandFather: Richard "Fearless" Normandy I Duke Normandy

4G GrandFather: William "Longsword" Normandy I Duke Normandy

4G GrandMother: Sprota Unknown

3G GrandMother: Gunnora Unknown

4G GrandFather: Unknown Unknown

2G GrandMother: Judith Penthièvre

3G GrandFather: Conan "Crooked" Penthièvre III Duke Brittany

4G GrandFather: Judicael Berengar Penthièvre I Count Rennes

3G GrandMother: Ermengarde-Gerberga Ingelger

4G GrandFather: Geoffrey "Greygown" Ingelger 1st Count Anjou

4G GrandMother: Adele Vermandois

1G GrandMother: Herleva Unknown

GrandMother: Matilda Flanders Queen Consort England

1G GrandFather: Baldwin "The Good" Flanders V Count Flanders

2G GrandFather: Baldwin "Bearded" Flanders IV Count Flanders

3G GrandFather: Arnulf Flanders II Count Flanders

4G GrandFather: Baldwin Flanders III Count Flanders

4G GrandMother: Matilda Billung

3G GrandMother: Rozala Lombardy

4G GrandFather: Berenguer II Lombardy

2G GrandMother: Ogive Luxembourg-Ardennes

3G GrandFather: Frederick Luxembourg-Ardennes

4G GrandFather: Sigfried Luxembourg-Ardennes Count Ardennes

4G GrandMother: Hedwig Nordgau

3G GrandMother: Ermentrude Gleiburg

4G GrandFather: Heribert I Count Gleiberg Gleiburg

1G GrandMother: Adela Capet

2G GrandFather: Robert "Pious" II King France

3G GrandFather: Hugh I King France

4G GrandFather: Hugh "Great" Capet Count Paris

4G GrandMother: Hedwig Saxon-Ottonian

3G GrandMother: Adelaide Poitiers

4G GrandFather: William "Towhead" Poitiers III Duke Aquitaine

4G GrandMother: Gerloc aka Adela Normandy

2G GrandMother: Constance Arles

3G GrandFather: William "Liberator" Arles 1st Count Provence, 1st Count Arles

3G GrandMother: Adelaide-Blanche Ingelger

4G GrandFather: Fulk "Good" Ingelger 2nd Count Anjou

4G GrandMother: Gerberge Unknown