House of Plantagenet
Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou.
Tomb at Le Mans Cathedral.
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Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou
mar 1128 to Matilda the Empress
[daughter of Henry I
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
seized the throne.
was a civil war in England and Normandy between 1135 and 1153,
as Matilda and her supporters attempted to regain the throne from Stephen.
bur Le Mans Cathedral
The Anarchy ended with the Treaty of Wallingford
where Matilda's son was designated as Stephen's heir.
Stephen died 1154 and Matilda's son became King.
Matilda died 1167.
bur Rouen Cathedral
Geoffrey and Matilda had issue:
had by an unknown mistress a natural child:
- Hamelin de Warenne, Earl of Surrey,
mar Isabel de Warenne and had issue.
He adopted her name.
So we continue the line on her page.