History - Henry I

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  • We shall rule well!
  • Why not me?
  • Why can't our monarch's be at peace with their families!
  • Finally, England is mine and no one can take it away from me!
  • My foreign brother can't take the throne from me now!
  • This marriage has finally come of some use, now I will be queen!
  • When William the Conqueror died in 1087, he split his kingdom between his two eldest sons, Robert and William Rufus. He made William Rufus king of England, and Robert king of Normandy. Henry, the youngest son, inherited no land and £5,000.
  • If they marry, I will get marriage payment. No more debt!
  • May I have this dance?
  • You may!
  • On 1st August, 1100, William Rufus and Henry went out hunting in The New Forest, Hampshire. Later on in the day, William Rufus was shot in the heart with an arrow, the only other person with him at this time was Henry and it remains a mystery who shot the arrow and why...
  • My dear, you are home!
  • Yes Father, my husband has died and I am ready to be your heir!
  • William Rufus died without an heir and Robert was abroad, so Henry took the throne before Robert could get there. Three days after the hunting incident Henry was crowned the official King of England. Long Live King Henry the Ist!!!
  • Rest in peace, King Henry I!
  • King Henry I
  • I must make sure he is buried at Reading Abbey!
  • Henry had 24 children, only two of which were legitimate and with his wife. But in 1108 Henry married his eldest legitimate daughter, Matilda, off to the future Holy Roman Emperor who would rule over vast lands in the centre of Europe.
  • In 1120, The White Ship sank filled with drunk men and sadly for Henry, his son and heir. Henry was now on the lookout for heirs' to the throne. Luckily, Matilda was coming home for her husband had died, so Henry declared she was too become his heir to the throne.
  • 1135 late November, Henry fell gravely ill because he ate lots of lampreys (eels) against his doctor's advice. And on 1st December 1135 Henry I died, he was then buried at Reading Abbey. Although Matilda and her cousin fought to be the one monarch!
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