Henry the first story board
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After Henry's older brother,William Rufus died Henry became King in 1100. Then after becoming king he married Matilda, daughter of Malcom III of Scotland.
Henry had two children with Matilda, one daughter Matilda ,who was born in 1102, and a son William ,who was born in 1103.
Then in 1121 King Henry began building Reading Abbey.Sadly in 1120 William (Henry's) son and heir died on a sunken ship.
Then in late November 1135 Henry fell ill, this was thought to be because he ate too many lampreys , which are a type of eel against his doctors advice. He died on the 1st December 1135.
He was buried in Reading Abbey.
After Henry's death Stephen, Henry's nephew and his daughther Matilda fought over the throne of England and Normandy which lead to a long civil war.
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