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Matilda
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Born in Winchester, Hampshire
Born in 1102
Died in 1167

Born 1102. Died 1167 - English princess, Matilda was heir to King Henry I after her brother William died, but was usurped by Stephen resulting in civil war. Matilda’s son Henry, the future Henry II , would succeed Stephen, being crowned in 1154.

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