Count Stephen Henry BLOIS & CHARTRES
Countess Adela England BLOIS
(Abt 1056-1137)
Duke Engelbert CARINTHIA, II
(Abt 1065-Bef 1105)
Duchess Uta Von Putten CARINTHIA
(Abt 1065-)
Count Theobald Champagne BLOIS, IV
Princess Mathilde CARINTHIA
(Abt 1097-Aft 1152)


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Princess Marie FRANCE

  • King Henry Champagne JERUSALEM, I


   Another name for Henry was CHAMPAGNE Count.

   General Notes:

The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905
p248: [1152] "...By the end of June the young bridegroom was at Barfleur preparing to cross the channel with an invading force. But he was not to be permitted to enjoy his new fortunes unchallenged. Louis VII in particular had reasons for interfering, and the law was on his side. The heiress Eleanor had no right to marry without the consent of her feudal suzerain. A summons, it is said, was at once served on Henry to appear before the king's court andanswer for his conduct, and this summons, which Henry refused to obey, was supported by a new coalition. Louis and Eustace were again in alliance, and they were joined by Henry's own brother Geoffrey, who could make considerable trouble in the south of Henry's lands, by Robert of Dreux, Count of Perche, and by Eustace's cousin Henry, Count of Champagne. Stephen's brother Theobald had died at the beginning of the year, and his great dominions had been divided, Champagne and Blois being once more separated, never to be reunited until they were absorbed at different dates into the royal domain..."
p271: [1160] "A year later the other branch of Stephen's family came into a new relationship to the politics of France and England. At the beginning of October, 1160, Louis' second wife died, leaving him still without a male heir. Without waiting till the end of any period of mourning, within a fortnight, he married the daughter of Stephen's brother, Theobald of Blois, sister of the Counts Henry of Champagne and Theobald of Blois, who were already betrothed to the two daughters of his marriage with Eleanor. This opened for the house of Blois a new prospect of influence and gain, and forthe king of England of trouble which was in part fulfilled..."
p369: "...In April the Marquis Conrad was assassinated by emissaries of `the Old Man of the Mountain'; Guy had little support for the throne except from Richard; and both parties found it easy to agree on Henry of Champagne, grandson of Queen Eleanor and Louis VII, and so nephew at once of philip and Richard, and he was immediately proclaimed king on marrying Conrad's widow, Isabel. Richard provided for Guy by transferring to him the island of Cyprus as a new kingdom..."

Eleanor of Aquitaine the Mother Queen, Desmond Seward, 1978, Dorset Press, p62:
"Marie Daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Louis VII King of France, Married Henry Count of Champagne, Son Henry I of King Jerusalem."

   Marriage Information:

Henry married Princess Marie FRANCE, daughter of King Louis FRANCE, VII and Queen Eleanor Aquitaine ENGLAND. (Princess Marie FRANCE was born after 1144.)

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