Duke Robert NORMANDY, I
(Abt 999-1035)
Herleve De FALAISE
(Abt 1003-Abt 1050)
Count Baldwin FLANDERS, V
(Abt 1000-1066)
Princess Adela FRANCE
King William Normandy ENGLAND, I
Queen Matilda Flanders ENGLAND
(Abt 1031-1083)
Countess Adela England BLOIS
(Abt 1056-1137)


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Count Stephen Henry BLOIS & CHARTRES

Countess Adela England BLOIS

  • Born: Abt 1056-1062, , Normandy, France
  • Married: 1080, Breteuil, Eure, France
  • Died: 1137, Marsigny, , France
  • Buried: Caen, Calvados, Normandy, France

   Other names for Adela were ENGLAND Princess, BLOIS Countess, Alice, Adelaide and Adelidis.

   Ancestral File Number: 8XJ0-0T. User ID: 151278077.

   General Notes:

Princess of ENGLAND, Countess of BLOIS.

Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Adela, Mar Stephen Count of Blois & Chartres, Died 1132."

The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch I, p141:
[1105] "...[Anselm] left Lyons to go to Reims, but learning on the way of the illness of the Countess of Blois, Henry's sister Adela, he went to Blois instead, and then with the countess, who had recovered, to Chartres. This brought together three persons deeply interested in this conflict and of much influence in England and with the king: Anselm, who was directly concerned; the Countess Adela, a favourite with her brother and on intimate terms with him; and Bishop Ivo of Chartres, who had written much and wisely on the investiture controversy. And here it seems likely were suggested, probably by Bishop Ivo, and talked over among the three, the terms of the famous compromise by which the conflict was at last ended.
"Anselm had made no secret of his intention of proceeding shortly to the excommunication of Henry.The prospect excited the liveliest apprehension in the mind of the religiously disposed Countess Adela, and she bestirred herself to find some means of averting so dread a fate from her brother...Considerations of home and foreign politics alike disposed Henry to meet halfway the advances which the other side was willing to make under the lead of his sister.
"With the countess, Anselm entered Normandy and met Henry at Laigle on July 21, 1105. Here the terms of the compromise, which were more than two years later adopted as binding law, were agreed upon between themselves, in their private capacity. Neither was willing at the moment to be officially bound..."

The Oxford Book of Royal Anecdotes, Elizabeth Longford, 1991, Oxford Univ Press, pxix: "Normans and Plantagenets Genealogy: Adela, mar Stephen of Blois, died 1137."

The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England, Antonia Fraser, 1975, Alfred Knopf, p25: "Adela, mar Stephen Henry Count of Blois, died 1137..."

Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8XJ0-0T Adelidis "Alice" Born Abt 1056 Died Aft 1066, Also Adela.

   Marriage Information:

Adela married Count Stephen Henry BLOIS & CHARTRES in 1080 in Breteuil, Eure, France. (Count Stephen Henry BLOIS & CHARTRES was born in 1045 in Blois, Loir-Et-Cher, France and died on 27 May 1102 in Reims, Marne, Loire-Atlantique, France.)

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