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  Henry of Blois - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Henry was son of Stephen, Count of Blois, by Adela of Normandy daughter of William the Conqueror, and therefore brother of King Stephen.
Henry was educated at Cluny and promptly adhered to the principles of Cluniac reform, which included high claims of independence and power for the Church, as well as a high standard of devotion am discipline.
Henry was brought to England by king Henry I, to be abbot of Glastonbury.
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 Henry I of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Henry also was known by the nickname "Lion of Justice", due to the refinements which he brought about in the rudimentary administrative and legislative machinery of the time.
Henry appropriated the Duchy of Normandy as a possession of England, and reunited his father's dominions.
Although Henry's barons had sworn allegiance to his daughter as their queen, her sex and her remarriage into the House of Anjou, an enemy of the Normans, allowed Henry's nephew Stephen of Blois to come to England and claim the throne with popular support.
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 Henry of Blois -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Henry of Blois (1111-1171) was (Click link for more info and facts about bishop of Winchester) bishop of Winchester from 1129 to his death.
Henry was educated at (Click link for more info and facts about Cluny) Cluny and promptly adhered to the principles of Cluniac reform, which included high claims of independence and power for the Church, as well as a high standard of devotion and discipline.
Henry was brought to England by king (King of England from 1100 to 1135; youngest son of William the Conqueror; conquered Normandy in 1106 (1068-1135)) Henry I, to be abbot of (Click link for more info and facts about Glastonbury) Glastonbury.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/he/henry_of_blois.htm   (432 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Stephen of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stephen was born at Blois in France, the son of Stephen, Count of Blois, and Adela (daughter of William the Conqueror).
Blois is a city in France, the préfecture (capital) city of the Loir-et-Cher département, situated on the banks of the lower river Loire between Orléans and Tours.
Before the death of King Henry I of England in 1135, the majority of the barons of England swore to support Henry's daughter (also named Matilda and granddaughter of William the Conqueror), and her claim to the throne.
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 HENRY OF BLOIS - LoveToKnow Article on HENRY OF BLOIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Henry was brought to England by Henry I. am made abbot of Glastonbury.
After the battle of Lincoln (1141) Henry declared for Matilda; but finding his advice treated with contempt, rejoined his brothers side, and his successful defence of Winchester against the empress (Aug.Sept. 1141) was the turning-point of the civil war.
Henry seems to have been a man of high character, great courage, resolution and ability.
18.1911encyclopedia.org /H/HE/HENRY_OF_BLOIS.htm   (453 words)

  
 Henry I Duke Of Guise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Henry, 3rd Duke of Guise (January 31, 1550 - December 23, 1588) was the son of Francis, Duke of Guise.
Henry III failed to meet the demands of the Catholic League, and on May 12, 1588 Guise entered Paris, forcing Henry to flee.
Henry then agreed to all Guise's demands, but later had him assassinated by his bodyguard at the Chateau de Blois.
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 Encyclopedia: William I of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With the assistance of King Henry, William finally secured control of Normandy by defeating the rebel Norman barons at Caen in the Battle of Val-ès-Dunes in 1047.
Henry I (French: Henri Ier) (May 4, 1008–August 4, 1060) was King of France from 1031 to 1060.
Henry Beauclerc (1068–1135), King of England, married (1) Matilda (or Edith) of Scotland, daughter of Malcolm III, King of Scotland, (2) Adeliza of Louvain
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 Adela of Normandy - Freepedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
She married Stephen of Blois, son and heir to the count of Blois, probably sometime between 1080 and 1084.
Stephen inherited Blois, Chartres and Meaux in 1089.
Adela was regent for her husband during his extended absence as a leader of the First Crusade (1095-1098), and it was at least in part at her urging that he returned to the east to fulfill his vow of seeing Jerusalem.
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 Britannia Biographies: Henry of Blois, Bishop of Winchester & Abbot of Glastonbury
Prince Henry was a maternal grandson of King William the Conqueror, son of the latter's daughter Adela by Count Stephen of Blois.
Henry liked large rings and jewels; he was a patron of writers such as William of Malmesbury and Gerald of Wales; and probably commissioned many of the finest manuscripts of the Winchester School.
Since Henry II was the son of the Empress, the old enemy of the Bishop of Winchester's brother, it is not surprising that he was not favoured by the new king.
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 Stephen of England - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stephen was born at Blois in France, the son of Stephen, Count of Blois, and Adela of Normandy daughter of King William I of England, and thus the brother of Henry of Blois, bishop of Winchester.
Stephen of Blois however, who claimed descent from William the Conqueror through his mother, Adela, and had been raised at Henry's court, laid claim to the throne.
However, following the death of his son and heir, Eustace, in 1153, he was persuaded to reach a compromise with Matilda whereby her son, Henry (from her second marriage to Geoffrey of Anjou), would succeed Stephen on the English throne.
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 Maximilian Genealogy Master Database 2000 - pafg82 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
Henry 1 of France CAPET King of France was born Apr 1008 and died 4 Aug 1060.
Adela married Stephen II Henry of BLOIS on CIR 1081 in Chartres Cathedral, France.
Theobald III of BLOIS was born 1093 and died 1152.
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 Supreme Court - Address to The Selden Society - A Twelfth Century Succession at York: Lawlink NSW   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The patron and uncle of William Fitzherbert was Henry of Blois, bishop of Winchester.
Henry of Blois commenced as a monk at Cluny, the focal abbey of the epoch - the original centre of the revival of monasticism, with its daughter houses, uniquely, headed by priors responsible to the abbot at Cluny.
Henry of Blois was an active, vivacious extrovert, a princely connoisseur and one of the great collectors of his time: from classical antiquities - called pagan statues by his critics - to lavish golden bejewelled ornaments, including crosses, alters, chalice cups, vestments, gospel books, illuminated manuscripts, including the exquisite Winchester Bible.
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 Maximilian Genealogy Master Database 2000 - pafg1416 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
Henry III of GERMANY was born 28 Oct 1017 and died 5 Oct 1056.
Theobald II of BLOIS [Parents] was born CIR 1019.
Stephen II Henry of BLOIS was born about 1045 and died 19 May 1102.
www.peterwestern.f9.co.uk /maximilia/pafg1416.htm   (189 words)

  
 History of the Monarchy > The Normans > Stephen
He could neither control his friends nor subdue his enemies, despite the support of his brother Henry of Blois (Bishop of Winchester) and his able wife Matilda of Boulogne.
Henry I's daughter Matilda invaded England in 1139 to claim the throne, and the country was plunged into civil war.
Matilda's eldest son, Henry, who had been given Normandy by his father in 1150 and who had married the heiress Eleanor Duchess of Aquitaine, invaded England in 1149 and again in 1153.
www.royal.gov.uk /output/Page56.asp   (290 words)

  
 Stephen of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stephen was born at Blois in France, the sonof Stephen, Count of Blois, and Adela of Normandy daughter of King William I of England, and thus the brotherof Henry of Blois, bishop of Winchester.
Before the death of King Henry I of England in 1135, the majority of the barons of England swore to support Empress Maud, Henry's daughter, and her claim to the throne.
Stephen of Blois however, who claimed descentfrom William the Conqueror through his mother, Adela, andhad been raised at Henry's court, laid claim to the throne.
www.therfcc.org /stephen-of-england-37122.html   (501 words)

  
 HENRY OF BLOIS - Online Information article about HENRY OF BLOIS
England by Henry I. and made See also:
crown to Henry (1135), but they quarrelled when Stephen • ref used to give Henry the primacy; and the bishop took up the cause of See also:
Henry seems to have been a See also:
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 The Council, Siege and Rout of Winchester (1141)
Henry of Blois, was not beyond changing sides.
The powerful Henry of Blois was not among the immediate rush of English nobles clammering to submit to the Empress, but the Bishop's differences with his brother, the King, eventually persuaded him to give way to pressure from Matilda and Earl Robert of Gloucester.
Henry of Blois explained his change of stance as being due to King Stephen having broken his promises to the church.
www.britannia.com /history/siegewinch.html   (839 words)

  
 Stephen of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stephen was born at Blois in France, the son of Stephen, Count of Blois, and Adela, daughter of King William I of England, and thus the brother of Henry of Blois, bishop of Winchester.
However, Stephen of Blois, who was a grandson of William the Conqueror through his mother, Adela, and had been raised at Henry's court, laid claim to the throne.
In 1147, Empress Maud's adolescent son, Henry, decided to assist in the war effort by raising a small army of mercenaries and invading England.
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 Theobald Of Bec   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Apparently he owed this advancement to his character for meekness, and as archbishop he behaved with a moderation which is in striking contrast to the conduct of his rival, Henry of Blois, bishop of Winchester.
During the struggle between Stephen and Matilda it was Bishop Henry who fought for the privileges of the Church; Theobald, while showing a preference for Stephen's title, made it his rule to support the de facto sovereign.
In 1153 Theobald succeeded in reconciling Stephen with Henry of Anjou, and in securing for the latter the succession to the throne.
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 stephen of england   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Before the death of King Henry I of England in 1135, the majority of the barons of England swore to support Matilda (Empress Maud), Henry's daughter, and her claim to the throne.
Stephen's claim was supported by the majority of the barons as well as Pope Innocent II.
Stephen died at Dover, and was buried in Faversham Abbey, which he had founded with Matilda in 1147.
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 BBC - h2g2 - Some Great Castles of England
Henry VIII also built castles on the Isle of Wight to defend it from the French, including Sandown Castle, East Cowes Castle and Cowes Castle and Yarmouth Castle.
In 1207, Henry III was born in the castle.
In 1486, Henry VIII's son Arthur was born at Winchester Castle, and in 1603 it was were that Sir Walter Raleigh was sentenced to death.
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 Adela of Normandy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
1062 - March 8 1137 ?) was by marriage countess of Blois Chartres and Meaux.
Her birthdate is generally believed to have between 1060 and 1064 ; however there is some evidence she born after her father's accession to the English throne in 1066.
Adela was regent for her husband during extended absence as a leader of the First Crusade (1095 - 1098) and it was at least in at her urging that he returned to east to fulfill his vow of seeing Jerusalem.
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 CastleXplorer - Farnham Castle
Farnham Castle was built by Henry of Blois, Bishop of Winchester, during the first half of the 12th century.
This was demolished on the orders of Henry II in 1155, but recent archaeological excavations have revealed the large basement and foundations of the original tower at the centre of the motte.
The castle was rebuilt in the late 12th and early 13th centuries, with the earlier motte entirely surrounded by a shell keep, and an outer curtain wall constructed.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Peter de Blois
He became entangled in the disputes between the archbishop and the monks of his diocese and, in this connexion, was sent to Rome in 1177, and to Verona in 1187, on diplomatic missions to the popes.
After the death of Henry II (1189), he fell into disgrace, and he speaks in his letters of Richard the Lion Hearted as the "new Pharaoh".
His material status was hardly in keeping with the great authority he exercised in England towards the end of the reign of Henry II, in affairs of the State, or of the Church.
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 Medieval Sourcebook: Peter of Blois: William Rufus and Henry I (1070-1117?)
Peter of Blois: (1070-1117?) was a continuator of the possibly spurious chronicle of Ingulf.
Moreover, the before-named monks, in strenuously carrying out the duties enjoined on them, not only brought worldly substance and perishable money to their church, but also conducted many souls unto heaven, as well as induced the bodies of some to enter the monastic order, not only among the natives but among foreigners as well.
From Ingulf's Chronicle of the Abbey of Croyland with the Continuation of Peter of Blois, trans.
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 HENRY OF GHENT - LoveToKnow Article on HENRY OF GHENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
HENRY OF GHENT - LoveToKnow Article on HENRY OF GHENT
On this subject Henry is far from clear; but he defends Plato against the current Aristotelian criticism, and endeavours to show that the two views are in harmony.
In psychology, his view of the intimate union of soul and body is remarkable.
19.1911encyclopedia.org /H/HE/HENRY_OF_GHENT.htm   (420 words)

  
 Ancestors of Eugene Ashton ANDREW & Anna Louise HANISH Bishop Henry Blois Champagne WINCHESTER ANDREW ANGERMUELLER ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
p181: [1129] "...Soon after died William Giffard, the bishop whom Henry had appointed before he was himself crowned, and in his place the king appointed his nephew, Henry of Blois, brother of Count Stephen, who was to play so great a part in the troubles that were soon to begin.
p274: "...Henry, Bishop of Winchester, made a formal demand of those who were representing the king that the archbishop should be released from all liability for the way in which he had handled the royal revenues as chancellor and treasurer, and this was agreed to.
Ch XIV p298: "...Henry had crossed from Normandy early in September, 1171, had paid a brief visit to Winchester, whereHenry of Blois, once so powerful in Church and State, was now dying, and then advanced with his army through southern Wales into Pembrokeshire whence he crossed to Ireland in the middle of October..."
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