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Adáele (Alice) - Princess of England 1062 
02 - Adáele (Alice) - Princess of England aka: Adela of Normandy - b: abt 1062 Normandy - d: 1135 Marsilly, Aquitaine - buried Caen, Normandy
In about 1080, in Chartres, France, Stephen married Adela of Normandy, a daughter of:  William the Conqueror. Their third son Stephen of Blois became king of England after Henry I of England died without a male heir and the English did not think Henry I's daughter Empress Maud a suitable ruler because of her sex. Stephen and Adela's youngest son was Henry of Blois, bishop of Winchester.

Stephen II Henry (c. 1045 - May 19, 1102), Count of Blois and Count of Chartres, was the son of Theobald III, Count of Blois, and Garsinde du Maine.

Count Stephen was one of the leaders of the First Crusade, often writing enthusiastic letters to Adela about the crusade's progress. He returned home in 1098 after the lengthy siege of Antioch, without having fulfilled his crusading vow, which would have been completed only if he had made it all the way to Jerusalem. He was pressured by Adela into making a second pilgrimage, and along with others who faced the same pressures after returning home prematurely, he joined the minor crusade of 1101. In 1102, Stephen was killed in battle at the age of 57, during the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem's siege of Ascalon in what is now Israel.  



STEPHEN, Count of Champaign, Blois, Chartres, and Tourain, a crusader under Godfrey de Bouillon, who fell, gallantly fighting against the Infidels, at Barnes, in 1101. He m. Adela, the favourite dau. of WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR, King of England, and had issue:

i. THEOBALD III., Count of Blois, and 3rd Count Palatine of Champaign. who m. Matilda, a German Princess, and dying in 1151, left with several daughters, of whom Alisa was third wife of Louis VII. of France, four sons, viz.

1. HENRY, Count of Champaign and Brie, a crusader, m. Mary, dau. of Louis VII., King of France, and left with a dau. Mary, m. to Baldwin, Count of Flanders, Emperor of Constantinople, two sons, viz.:

HENRY II., Palatine of Champaign and Brie, accompanied Philip Augustus and Richard Coeur de Lion, to Palestine, and was made King of Jerusalem. He d. at his palace at Acre, in 1196, leaving by Isabel, his wife, widow of Conrad, Margrave of Montferrat, two daus. ; the elder, wife of Hugh, King of Cyprus, and the younger, of Heyrard, Count of Brienne.

THEOBALD, Palatine of Champaign, m. Blanca, sister and heir of Sanctius VII., King of Navarre, and became in consequence King of that country. He d. in 1201, leaving with two daus., Blanca, wife of Odo, Duke of Meran, and Beatrice, wife of Hugh IV., Duke of Burgundy, a son and successor,

THEOBALD I., King of Navarre, and Count of Champaign, whose son, HENRY I King of Navarre, and Count of Champaign, left at his decease, in 1274, an only dau. and heiress, JOHANNA, wife of PHILIP IV., King of France.

2. THEOBALD IV, Count of Blois and Chartres, Seneschal of France; d. at the siege of Acre, 1190, leaving by Alisa, his wife, dau. of Louis VII., King of France, several children, who all d. issueless, excepting one dau., who became Countess of Blois, and m. GAUTIER, LORD of AVESNES, in Hainault, by whom she left an only dau. and heir, MARY, m. to HUGH DE CHASTILLON, Count of St. Paul.

3. Stephen, Count of Sancerre.

4. William, Cardinal Archbishop of Rheims.

ii. STEPHEN, Count of Bullogne and Mortaign, KING of ENGLAND.

iii. Humbert, Count of Vertus.

iv. Henry, Bishop of Vicester.

i. Maud, m. Richard de Abrineis, Earl of Chester, only son of Hugh Lupus, but d.s.p. Maud and her husband, were amongst the victims of the memorable shipwreck, wherein the king’s sons William and Richard, perished.

Stephen, King of England, m. Maud, dau. of Eustace, Count of Boulogne, by Mary, his wife, dau. of Malcolm III., King of Scotland, and his Queen Margaret, the heiress of the Saxon Royal Line. Of this alliance there was issue, two sons and a dau., viz.:

EUSTACE, Count of Boulogne, m. Constace, dau. of Louis VI., King of France, but dsp. in 1152.

William, also d.s.p.

Mary, who m. Matthew, son of Theodoric of Alsatia Count of Flanders, and left a dau. Ida, Countess of Boulogne, who m. four times. 1st, Matthew of Tuilli ; 2ndly, Erchard, Count of Gelders; 3rdly, Berthold, Duke of Zarengen; and 4thly, Reinald, of Dammartin.