Appendix 2: Timeline of The Medieval Anarchy

1100

5 August: Henry I is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey

1102

c. 7 February: Birth of Matilda, daughter of Henry I

1110

February: Matilda travels to the German Court to marry Henry V

1120

25 November: The White Ship disaster; Death of William Adelin, heir to the throne

1121

29 January: Marriage of Henry I and Adeliza of Louvain

1126

Matilda returns to England after the death of Henry V

1127

January: First oath of fealty sworn to Matilda

1128

17 June: Marriage of Matilda and Geoffrey Plantagenet; Second oath of fealty is sworn to Matilda

1131

Third oath of fealty sworn to Matilda

1133

5 March: Birth of Henry Plantagenet, son of Matilda and Geoffrey

1135

1 December: Death of Henry I

22 December: Stephen is crowned King of England

1138

May: Defection of Robert, Earl of Gloucester, from Stephen to Matilda

10 June: Scots defeat the English at the Battle of Clitheroe

22 August: English defeat the Scots at the Battle of the Standard

1139

30 September: Matilda and her supporters arrive in England

7 November: Robert of Gloucester sacks the city of Worcester

1141

2 February: Battle of Lincoln; King Stephen captured

14 September: Rout of Winchester

November: Prisoner exchange of King Stephen and Robert of Gloucester

1142

September–December: Siege of Oxford

November: Henry of Anjou’s first visit to England

1143

1 July: Battle of Wilton

1145

Siege of Faringdon

1147

Henry of Anjou’s second visit to England

31 October: Death of Robert, Earl of Gloucester

1149

22 May: Henry of Anjou is knighted by King David

1151

7 September: Death of Geoffrey of Anjou

1152

18 May: Marriage of Henry of Anjou and Eleanor of Aquitaine

1153

17 August: Death of Eustace of Boulogne

6 November: Treaty of Winchester is ratified

1154

25 October: Death of King Stephen

19 December: Henry of Anjou is crowned King Henry II of England

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