Henry was the third son of Stephen, count of Blois, and Adela the daughter of William the Conqueror. In 1126 Henry became the abbot at Glastonbury Abbey and shortly afterwards in 1129 became the Bishop of Winchester. Henry was a great architect and spent much of his time on building projects including many parts of Glastonbury Abbey.
King Henry II returned to England and visited Henry of Blois, the bishop of Winchester who was dying. He also met with Lord Rhys, the important prince of south Wales. A series of meetings took place during 1171 and 1172 where an agreement was reached whereby Lord Rhys could keep his land and was given the title justiciar of south Wales. ¹
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Selection of references used:
1. Abbot Gasquet, The Greater Abbeys of England, 1908