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Two other bastards were placed on the episcopal throne of Liege, an illegitimate brother on that of Cambrai.
Filled with enthusiasm for the Socratic idea of virtue, he founded a school of his own in the Cynosarges, the hall of the bastards (P6001).
Of these bastards the most important is Robert, earl of Gloucester, upon whom fell the main burden of defending Matilda's title against Stephen.
The favour he showed his bastards led to protest from the nobles, and to conflicts between his sons legitimate and illegitimate.
For instance, the concubine was not raised, like the wife, to her husband's rank, nor were her children legitimate, though they enjoyed legal rights forbidden to mere bastards, e.g.