Queen Matilida Boulogne ENGLAND
- Born: 1103
- Married: Bef 1125
- Died: 3 May 1151-1152, Castle, Hedingham, Hatfield, Essex, England
- Buried: Abbey, Faversham, Kent, England
Ancestral File Number: 8XJK-67.
Queen of ENGLAND.
Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Stephen King of England 1135- Apr 1141, Nov 1141- 1154, Count of Mortain, Mar Matilda Daughter of Eustace III of Boulogne, Died 1152... Matilda Daughter of Mary Scotland and Eustace III, Mar Stephen King of England, Died 1152."
The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905
p165: "The peace between Henry and Louis, made in thespring of 1113, was broken by Henry's coming to the aid of his nephew, Theobald of Blois. Theobald had seized the Count of Nevers on his return from assisting Louis in a campaign in the duchy of France in 1115...
"On Henry's side were a majority of the Norman barons and the counts of Britanny and of Blois. For the first time, also, appeared upon the stage of history in this war Henry's other nephew, Stephen, who was destined to do so much evil to England and to Henry's plans before his death. His uncle had already made him Count of Mortain. The lordship of Belleme, which Henry had given to Theobald, had been by him transferred to Stephen in the division of their inheritance. It was probably not long after this that Henry procured for him the hand of Matilda, heiress of the county of Boulogne, and thus extended his own influence over that important territory of the borders of Flanders..."
p196:  "Stephen was at this time towards forty years old,an age which promised mature judgment and vigorous rule. His wife, who bore the name of Matilda, so common in the Norman house, was a woman of unusual spirit and energy, and devotedly attached to him. She stood through her mother, daughter of Malcolm and Margaret of Scotland, in the same relationship to the empress Matilda that her husband did, and her descendants would therefore be equally near aking to the old Saxon dynasty as those of the Empress."
p199:  "From the north Stephen returned to London to hold his Easter court...At this assembly Stephen's queen, Matilda, was crowned, and so brilliant was the display and so lavish the expenditure that England was struck with the contrast to the last reign, whose economies had in part at least accumulated the treasure which Stephen might now scatter with a free hand to secure his position..."
p223:  "...In April, Queen Matilda, who was in character and abilities better fitted to rule over England than her husband, succeeded in making peace with King David of Scotland, who stood in the same relation to her as to the other Matilda, the Empress, since she was the daughter of his sister Mary..."
A History of the Plantagenets, Vol I, The Conquering Family, Thomas B Costain, Doubleday & Co, Garden City, 1949:
p19: "Four years later Stephen suffered his greatest loss in the death of his Queen. This admirable lady had been so worn out by anxiety and the stress of war thatshe had little strength left to enjoy the peace she had done so much to bring about. She passed away at Heningham Castle in Kent on May 3, 1151, and was buried in the abbey of Feversham, which she and Stephen had founded in their gratitude forvictory."
The Oxford Book of Royal Anecdotes, Elizabeth Longford, 1991, Oxford Univ Press, pxix: "Normans and Plantagenets Genealogy: Matilda of Boulogne, mar Stephen, died 1151."
The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England, Antonia Fraser,1975, Alfred Knopf, p25: "Matilda of Boulogne, died 1151..."
The New Columbia Encyclopedia, 1975, p1672, Malcolm III: "...Three of Malcolm's sons were kings of Scotland- Edgar, Alexander I, and David I. Malcolm's daughter Edith (renamed Matilda) married Henry I of England, and another daughter was mother of the wife of King Stephen of England..."
p2619, Stephen: "Stephen's uncle, Henry I of England, arranged his marriage to Matilda, daughter and heiress of Eustace III, Count of Boulogne..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.11 8XJ1-15 Stephen King of ENGLAND Born Abt 1095/1096 Blois Loir-Et-Cher France Mar Matilda Queen of ENGLAND 8XJK-67 Bef 1125.
Matilida married King Stephen Blois ENGLAND, son of Count Stephen Henry BLOIS & CHARTRES and Countess Adela England BLOIS, before 1125. (King Stephen Blois ENGLAND was born about 1095-1097 in Blois, Loir-Et-Cher, France, died on 25 Oct 1154 in Canterbury, Dover, Kent, England and was buried in Abbey, Faversham, Kent, England.)