Guernsey Timeline 12th Century

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12th Century

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2 Aug 1100 Death of William Rufus, Henry I succeeds to English throne
July 1101 Robert Curthose invades England. He is bought off.
1106 Henry I conquers Normandy.
1120 Ranulf II, Vicomte of the Bessin, acquires Earldom of Chester, causing his Guernsey estate to be called Fief le Comte.
1128 Empress Matilda marries Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou.
1135 Stephen succeeds to English throne.
1139-53 Civil war in England.
c 1142 Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, annexes Channel Islands in the course of his conquest of Normandy (1141-45).
1150 Henry of Anjou (later Henry II of England) succeeds his father on Norman throne.
1152 Henry of Anjou marries Eleanor of Aquitaine.
1154 Henry II succeeds to English throne.
1156 Robert of Torigny, Abbot of Mont St Michel, visits Guernsey.
1179 First known reference to Guernsey's Royal Court.
1180, 1195, 1198 References to Guernsey in the great Rolls of the Norman Exchequer.
1189 Richard I succeeds to English throne and Dukedom of Normandy.
1195/98-1200 John, Count of Mortain, Lord of the Isles.
1195-99 Records of Vital de Biele, of Gascony, leasing fish-drying rights in Guernsey.
1199 John, Count of Mortain, succeeds to English throne and Dukedom of Normandy.
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