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King Stephen (1090-1154)

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King Stephen of Britain
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 22 Dec 1135  CEStephen of Bloise succeeds his uncle King Henry I of England.
 22 Dec 1135  CEStephen I was crowned King of England.
    1135  CEStephen at Hereford
  2 Feb 1141  CEBattle of Lincoln when Stephen, King of England, is captured.
   Jun 1141  CEMatilda enters London to be crowned the first queen of England, but the people of London rebelled and she was forced to flee from the area.
 14 Sep 1141  CEMatilda's forces were routed at Winchester. Stephen's army captured Matilda's half-brother, Robert of Gloucester. An exchange of prisoners was agreed, and Stephen obtained his freedom resuming his position as King.
    1145  CEStephen takes Farringdon Castle
    1147  CEHenry arrives in England with a small army intending to attack Stephen. He and his mecenary army are paid off by Stephedn and Henry returned to Normandy.
    1147  CERobert, Earl of Gloucester died, leaving Matilda without one of her powerfull allies.
   Feb 1148  CEMatilda leaves England and retires to Normandy near Rouen to watch over her eldest son, Henry II.
 17 Aug 1153  CEStephen's son Eustace dies, leaving Stephen without an heir.
  6 Nov 1153  CETreaty of Wallingford. Queen Matilda reliquishes her claim to the throne on condition that her son Henry II became heir. It was witnessed by the English Knights Templar Master.
 25 Oct 1154  CEKing Stephen of England dies of a heart attack.
    1167  CEQueen Matilda (1102-1167), mother of King Henry II of England, dies in Normandy.
 
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