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House of Plantagenet

Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou.
Tomb at Le Mans Cathedral.
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Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (see here),
born 1113.
He mar 1128 to Matilda the Empress [daughter of Henry I of England, and widow of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor].
Matilda's father Henry I died 1135, leaving no legitimate son as heir to the throne of England.
Her father had tried to make Matilda his heir, but her cousin Stephen seized the throne.
"The Anarchy" was a civil war in England and Normandy between 1135 and 1153, as Matilda and her supporters attempted to regain the throne from Stephen.
Geoffrey died 1151. He was bur Le Mans Cathedral, France.
The Anarchy ended with the Treaty of Wallingford 1153, where Matilda's son was designated as Stephen's heir.
Stephen died 1154 and Matilda's son became King.
Matilda died 1167. She was bur Rouen Cathedral, France.
Geoffrey and Matilda had issue:

  1. Henry II, reigned 1154-89.

Geoffrey had an affair with Adelaide and had issue:

  1. Hamelin de Warenne, Earl of Surrey,
    "Hamelin Plantagenet", illegitimate,
    mar Isabel de Warenne and had issue.

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