Ranulf de Gernon, 4th Earl of Chester, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Ranulf de Gernon, 4th Earl of Chester

English noble

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-0001

Place of Birth: Normandy, France

Date of Death: 16-Dec-1153

Profession: military personnel

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn


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About Ranulf de Gernon, 4th Earl of Chester

  • Ranulf II (also known as Ranulf de Gernon), 4th Earl of Chester (1099–1153), was an Anglo-Norman baron who inherited the honour of the palatine county of Chester upon the death of his father Ranulf le Meschin, 3rd Earl of Chester.
  • He was descended from the Counts of Bessin in Normandy. In 1136 David I of Scotland invaded England as far as Durham, which led Stephen of England to negotiate treaties that involved granting Ranulf's lands to Scotland.
  • Thereafter, Ranulf allied himself to Matilda to further his cause.
  • He took Lincoln Castle in 1141, which was retaken by Stephen in a siege in which Ranulf was forced to flee for his life.
  • Ranulf enlisted the help of Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester to retake the castle and succeeded when King Stephen surrendered to him at Lincoln.
  • While Matilda ruled England, Stephen's queen Matilda of Boulogne managed to defeat Ranulf and his allies at Winchester, which eventually resulted in Stephen being able to resume the throne.

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