Mother. Adela of Normandy. Stephen (1092 or 1096 – 25 October 1154), often referred to as Stephen of Blois, was King of England from 22 December 1135 to his death in 1154. He was Count of Boulogne jure uxoris from 1125 until 1147 and Duke of Normandy from 1135 until 1144.
Stephen, (born c. 1097—died Oct. 25, 1154, Dover, Kent, Eng.) king of England from 1135 to 1154. He gained the throne by usurpation but failed to consolidate his power during the ensuing civil strife. Stephen was the third son of Stephen, Count of Blois and Chartres, and Adela, daughter of King William I the Conqueror.
King Stephen of England, often called Stephen of Blois, ruled from 1135 to 1154 CE. His predecessor Henry I of England (r. 1100-1135 CE) had left no male heir and his nominated successor, his daughter Empress Matilda, was not to the liking of many powerful barons who preferred Stephen, the wealthiest man in England and nephew of Henry I.
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Stephen of England (c. 1096–25 October 1154) was King of England from 1135 until 1154. He became the King after the death of his uncle Henry I. Stephan was the King until his own death in Dover, Kent. Stephen was crowned at Westminster Abbey on the 26 December 1135.
King Stephen of England wins a decisive victory against David I of Scotland near Northallerton in Yorkshire at the battle of the Standard. 1139 King Stephen of England arrests Roger, Bishop of Salisbury on suspicious of treason. 2 Feb 1141 King Stephen of England loses the battle of Lincoln to the Earl of Chester. Apr 1141
Months Past Death of King Stephen The grandson of William the Conqueror died on 25 October 1154. Richard Cavendish | Published in History Today Volume 54 Issue 10 October 2004 King Stephen of England Historians have not given King Stephen a good press.