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  • Henry I
  • I have four sons and three daughters!
  • I'm off hunting with my hound and my son!
  • How Henry I became king
  • Hmm... How am I going to become king...
  • Not a lot more heirs left
  • We are having a GREAT time with the beer!
  • Henry I (1068-1135) was crowned king in 1100. He reigned for 35 years.
  • The hard search to find a new heir
  • Who will be the next king?
  • Henry's father, William Rufus, died while hunting in 1100. Legend has it that Henry had shot his brother with an arrow so he could become king.
  • The new queen?
  • Empress Matilda is the new heir to the throne.
  • What? We want a king, not a queen!
  • In 1120, Henry's son and heir and Matilda's brother, William died when his ship sank with no survivors. The ship was also full of drunk noblemen.
  • Henry I death
  • I wish I didn't have too many lampreys against my doctors advice...
  • Henry was worried about the future of his dynasty because although he had lots of grandson, they were all illegitimate and could not be crowned king.
  • I don't know
  • Putting forward the new heir as a queen was an unusual idea. many people wanted and expected a king.
  • Henry I died on 1st of December, 1135
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