- When the white ship disaster happened, Stephen of bois (Henrys nephew) managed to narrowly avoid getting on it thanks to a loo break.
- Henrys daughter Matilda had married Geoffrey of Anjou (a place at loggerheads with Britain).
- As soon as Henry died stephen rushed to London to claim the crown (despite all the barons having pleged to Henry that it would go to Matilda) in 1135.
- Stephen the set about gaining supporters in key positions which was not too hard as they were all warey of the woman married to a man from Anjou.
- Matilda stayed…
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