History Henry I

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  • •On the first of August 1100 King William Rufas was hunting in the woods when he was shot by an arrow under mysterious circumstances...
  • Oh No! Our new king is dead!
  • Only three days after his brother died, Henry was crowned king. His older brother should have been king, but when he got back from France, Henry had already been crowned
  • I am the new king!
  • Soon after becoming king, Henry married Matilda, daughter of Malcolm III of Scotland. They had two children, Matilda and William.
  • Because I married Matilda, there are more reasons why I should be king.
  • In 1120, Henry's son and heir, William, died when his ship sank. He decided to make his daughter Matilda his heir, but most people thought it should have been his nephew, Stephan.
  • My son is dead! I crown my daughter heir to the throne
  • In November 1135, Henry fell ill and died. He left his daughter to be the air, but the people thought that they couldn't have a queen, and Matilda's cousin Stephan thought he should be king
  • I am you're new queen!
  • We can't possibly have a queen! I, Stephen should be king
  • Stephan and Matilda argued over how should be monarch, but in the end, Stephan ruled England.
  • I should be monarch
  • No, I should be monarch
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