189110430. King Stephen of England & 189110431. Mathilde of Boulogne
1106, Stephen sent to be educated at the English court of his uncle King Henry I. [His mother Adela d/o William the Conqueror, and the sister of King Henry.]
1125, King Henry arraigned for Stephen’s marriage to Mathilde; acquiring the title Count of Bologne. [Due to Mathilde’s ancestry, the children would descend from both Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman kings.]
1125, Count Eustace of Boulogne by charter gave his inheritance to his son-in-law Count Stephen. Stephen became a dominant land owner in southeast England, and held Wissant on the continent, a chief crossing port to England.
6/1137, King Stephen’s and his Norman army was at at Lisieux. (S) DNB, V20, 1909, P832.
12/1140, Randulph, earl of Chester, captured Lincoln castle from King Stephen.
1/1153, Duke Henry landed in England with 140 knights and 3,000 infantry in 36 ships. Supported by the Earl of Chester, he captured Malmesbury and relieved Wallingford where King Stephen’s men held the north bank of the Thames.
Children of Stephen and Matilda:
i. Eustace of Blougne, born bef. 8/1131 in France.
8/1153, Eustace died while dining on eel; buried at Faversham abbey.