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Great-Uncle of Richard the Lionheart

Born: Blois, France, c1097.

Parents:Count Stephen of Blois and Adela (daughter of William the Conqueror).

Dynasty: House of Normandy.

Married: Matilda of Boulogne in 1125.

Children: Five. Notably Eustace, Count of Boulogne.

Succeeded: to the throne of England, December 22,1135.

Crowned: at Westminster Abbey December 26, 1135..

Authority: King of England, Count of Boulogne with claims on Normandy until 1145.

Rule: 19 years.

Died: St Martinís Priory, Dover, Kent on October 25, 1154..

Buried: Faversham Abbey, Kent, England.