THE AN­AR­CHY

History of War - - THE NORMANS -

Eng­land and Nor­mandy de­scend into a vi­cious civil war for the English crown be­tween King Stephen and Henry I’s daugh­ter matilda. The Nor­man dy­nasty in Eng­land ends upon Stephen’s death, when matilda’s son Henry II be­comes the first Plan­ta­genet king.

The Bat­tle of Lin­coln in 1141 is a de­feat for King Stephen of Eng­land, who is cap­tured, im­pris­oned and briefly de­posed, while his ri­val Matilda rules for a short pe­riod

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