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1090 CE 1100 CE 1110 CE 1120 CE 1130 CE 1140 CE 1150 CE  
 
1097 CE: King Stephen of England is born in Blois, France.
 
1102 CE: Matilda (aka Empress Matilda), daughter of Henry I of England, is born. With no male heir, the king nominates her as his successor.
 
1125 CE: Future King Stephen of England marries Matilda of Boulogne.
 
 
1135 CE - 1154 CE: Reign of King Stephen of England (aka Stephen of Blois) with a brief interruption in 1141 CE.
 
1135 CE: Henry I of England dies of natural causes at Saint Denis-le-Fermont in Rouen, Normandy.
 
 
1135 CE: Stephen of Blois is crowned king of England in Westminster Abbey.
 
 
1137 CE: King Stephen of England invades Normandy but is forced to withdraw due to lack of baronial support.
 
 
1138 CE: David I of Scotland invades northern England.
 
 
1138 CE: An uprising by followers of Robert Fitzroy, Earl of Gloucester, is quashed by King Stephen of England.
 
 
1138 CE: King Stephen of England wins a decisive victory against David I of Scotland near Northallerton in Yorkshire at the battle of the Standard.
 
1139 CE: King Stephen of England arrests Roger, Bishop of Salisbury on suspicious of treason.
 
 
1141 CE: Empress Matilda, then queen, is obliged to release King Stephen of England in exchange for Robert Fitzroy, the Earl of Gloucester’s freedom.
 
 
1141 CE: King Stephen of England receives a second coronation, this time in Canterbury Cathedral.
 
1141 CE: Robert Fitzroy, Earl of Gloucester, arrests and imprisons King Stephen of England.
 
 
1141 CE: Empress Matilda is elected queen of England at Winchester.
 
 
1141 CE: King Stephen of England loses the battle of Lincoln to the Earl of Chester.
 
 
1142 CE: Empress Matilda is besieged at Oxford, only to escape in a snowstorm by wearing a white cloak.
 
 
1146 CE: The Welsh brothers Cadell ap Gruffydd and Maredudd win victories against armies of King Stephen of England.
 
 
1147 CE: Death of Robert Fitzroy, Earl of Gloucester, one of the main rivals to King Stephen of England.
 
 
1147 CE: Henry of Anjou (future Henry II of England) invades England but runs out of money and is forced to withdraw.
 
 
1149 CE: Henry of Anjou (future Henry II of England) attacks the north of England with the assistance of David I of Scotland but is defeated by King Stephen of England.
 
 
1153 CE: Henry of Anjou (future Henry II of England) invades England.
 
 
1153 CE: King Stephen of England signs with Henry of Anjou (future Henry II of England) the Treaty of Wallingford which recognises Henry as Stephen's heir.
 
 
1154 CE: King Stephen of England dies at Dover.
 
 
1154 CE: Henry of Anjou is crowned king of England at Westminster Abbey to become Henry II of England.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1090 CE 1100 CE 1110 CE 1120 CE 1130 CE 1140 CE 1150 CE

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