Marie of England, Abbess of Romsey, Countess of boulogne

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Marie of England, Abbess of Romsey, Countess of boulogne, daughter of Stephen of Blois, King of England and Maud of Boulogne, died at the Monastery of St. Austreberthe, Montreuil, France, in 1182.1

In 1160, on orders of King Henry II, Marie was forced to resign as abbess of Romsey, renounce her monastic vows, and marry Mathieu of Flanders, son of Thierry of Lorraine and Sybil of Anjou.1


Mathieu of Flanders b. abt. 1138, d. 25 Jul 1173
This person was last edited on19 Apr 2021


  1. [S1947] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Five vols., Salt Lake City, Utah: s.p., 2013), 1:498-9 (Brabant 4), further cited as Richardson, Royal Ancestry.
  2. [S1947] Richardson, Royal Ancestry, 1:498 (Brabant 4).