12th Century 1100-1199

King Stephen I of England 1135-1154

King Stephen

Stephen seized the Crown of England, but was always looking over his shoulder and battling with Empress Matilda dn Geoffrey of Anjou, only finally reaching a compromise that was to cost his son dealry just before his death…Henry de Blois is Kingmaker and swings between the parties as brother of Stephen did the family links count for so little, what an intriguing family…

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East Meon Place name origins…

Some easy steps to checking out the origins of placenames and how we plan to map them on existing online and modern maps… from the Doomsday book onwards….start your own etymological study related to your family history map and family names….

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