By R. Allen Brown
Norman Romanesque Sculpture: nearby teams; Roman de Rouand the Norman Conquest; Bayeux Tapestry; army carrier earlier than 1066; England and Byzantium; Abbatiale de Bernay; Sompting Church; William's Sheriffs; the home of Redvers and its Foundations; Anglo-Norman Verse; The Umfravilles in Northumberland; Chronicon ex Chronicis; improvement of Stamford; relatives among Crown and Episcopacy. M. BAYLE;, M. BENNETT, D. BERNSTEIN, M. CHIBNALL, ok. CIGGAAR, R.R. DARLINGTON, J. DECAENS, R. GEM, J. eco-friendly, S.F. HOCKEY, R.C. JOHNSTON, L. willing, P. McGURK, C. MAHANY, D. ROFFE, D. WALKER. sixty four plates, figs.
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He was a protdg6 of Waleran de Meulan, and his successor was Henry 11 de B e a ~ m o n t . 8483. I t is interesting that Rtchard de Reviers isdepicted by Wace as fulfilting the same sort of role for the young Henry 1 as William the Marshal did for the Your18 King. 9397-422. Richard was a loyal supporter of Henry I, as was his son Baldwin de Rcdvers of the En~pressMatilda and Henry If. 1188). See I. J. Sanders, English Baronies, Oxford 1960,42. 137. 46 R. tl. C. Dam, King Stephen. 2nd edn, London 1977,18.
King Stephen was count of Boulogne in right of his wife, until hegave the honour t o his elder son Eustace (in 1146-7). When Eustace died in 1153, his younger brother Willianl succeeded. After his death on the Aquitanian expedition of 1159. his sister Mary became countess. In the same year she married Matthew, the younger son of Thierry, count of Flanders. During ~~ the period in which Wace wrote, then, the county of Boulogne was in the hands of what Henry 11 regarded as the usurper's dynasty, and frequently hostile.
The 'Chronique Ascendante' rnay provide the clue. 82 It is dearly written as an advertisement for the poem and Part I1 follows on neatly from it. I think it was written (or re-written as Holden suggests) to include the reference to the recent rebellion of the Young King. The section describing this talks of the treachery of the French, the unnatural act of a son rebelling against his father, and of the generosity with which Henry dealt with the rebels.