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Robert II the Devil of Normandy 6th Duke of Normandy [2630]
(Abt 0999/1008-1035)
Herleva (Arlette) de Falaise Officer of the Household [2767]
(Abt 1003-Abt 1050)
Baldwin V "the Pious" of Flanders Count of Flanders [6140]
(Abt 1012-1067)
Adela (Alix) of France Capet Princess [2866]
(1009-1079)
William I the Conqueror Plantagenet King of England [2629]
(1028-1087)
Matilda of Flanders [3814]
(Abt 1031-1083)

Adela of Normandy Countess of Blois [3887]
(Abt 1067-1137)

 

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Stephen II Henry of Blois Count of Blois [7509]

Adela of Normandy Countess of Blois [3887] 24

  • Born: Abt 1067, Normandy, France
  • Marriage: Stephen II Henry of Blois Count of Blois [7509] about 1081 in Chartres Cathedral, France
  • Died: 8 Mar 1137, Marcigny-sur-Loire, France about age 70
  • Buried: Abbey of Holy Trinity, Caen, Normandy
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became a Nun at Cluniac Priory in widowhood.

http://www.hull.ac.uk/php/cssbct/cgi-bin/gedlkup.php/n=royal?royal01388


became a Nun at Cluniac Priory in widowhood. Her husband was Count of Meaux; Count of Blois; Champaigne; Chartres and Tourain, a crusader under Godfrey de Bouillon, who fell, gallantly fighting against the Infidels at Rames. (Battle of Ascalon actually).
http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/PLANTAGENET.htm#Adela%20of%20Normandy%20(C.%20Blois)

Adela, the daughter of William the Conqueror http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MEDwilliam1.htm and Matilda of Flanders http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/NORmatilda.htm, was born in Normandy http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MEDnormandy.htm in about 1062. In 1080 she married Stephen, the Count of Blois. A capable administrator, she is believed to have played a major role in managing her husband's lands.
When her husband went on the First Crusade in 1096, Adela became regent of Blois and Chartres. The Count of Blois deserted at Antioch in 1098. Adela was furious and in 1101 managed to persuade him to return to the Holy Land. He was killed the following year in Ramlah.
Adela ruled Blois and Chartes until 1107 when she handed over power to her son Theobald. Another son, Stephen of Blois http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MEDstephen.htm, became king of England in 1136. A third son, Henry, became Bishop of Winchester. Adela died in 1137.

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/NORblois.htm


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Adela married Stephen II Henry of Blois Count of Blois [7509] [MRIN: 2946], son of Theobald II of Blois Count of Blois [6849] and Garsende von Maine [7507], about 1081 in Chartres Cathedral, France. (Stephen II Henry of Blois Count of Blois [7509] was born about 1045 and died on 19 May 1102 in Ramula, Holy Land.). The cause of his death was Battle of Ascalon.




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