1130s in England
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Events from the 1130s in England.
- 1 December – King Henry I dies (at Lyons-la-Forêt in Normandy) having nominated Matilda as his heir.
- 22 December – Stephen of Blois, nephew of Henry I, claims the throne.
- 26 December – coronation of Stephen of England at Westminster Abbey.
- A fire in London seriously damages St Paul's Cathedral and London Bridge.
- Bruton Abbey and Buildwas Abbey founded.
- 1 January – revolt in Wales; Welsh capture Swansea and Cardigan from the Normans.
- 4 January – Henry I is buried in his foundation, Reading Abbey (tomb dedicated 1 December).
- 5 February – by the Treaty of Durham, Stephen concedes Cumberland to David I of Scotland.
- Hospital of St Cross, an almshouse in Winchester, is established by Bishop Henry of Blois; it will still be functioning in the 21st century.
- Geoffrey of Monmouth writes Historia Regum Britanniae.
- January–February – King David I of Scotland raids Northumberland, taking the Bishop of Durham's Norham Castle (garrisoned only by nine), and besieges the castle at Wark on Tweed.
- May – The Anarchy: Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, leads a rebellion against King Stephen in favour of his half-sister Matilda.
- 10 June – Battle of Clitheroe: Having harried Craven in Yorkshire, David I of Scotland's nephew William fitz Duncan meets and defeats an English force on the edge of the Bowland Fells.
- 22 August – Battle of the Standard: English army defeats that of David I of Scotland at Cowton Moor near Northallerton in Yorkshire.
- Alcester Abbey and Bourne Abbey established.
- 8 January – Theobald of Bec enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury.
- 9 April – the second Treaty of Durham between King Stephen of England and David I of Scotland; David's son Earl Henry takes control of most of Northumberland, excluding Bamburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne.
- June – Stephen orders the arrest of Roger of Salisbury, Justiciar and Bishop of Salisbury, and Alexander of Lincoln, Bishop of Lincoln.
- 30 September – The Anarchy: Empress Matilda lands near Arundel to begin her campaign to regain the throne from Stephen.
- 7 November – The Anarchy: Gloucester's army sacks Worcester.
- year unknown, after 1130
- 11 December – Roger of Salisbury, bishop and Lord Chancellor
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