Henry I
Updated: 11/12/2019
Henry I
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  • Hello! My name is William the Conqueror and I have 3 children
  • Hi there! I'm Robert and i am the oldest child of King William.
  • I'm William Rufus - the middle child and I have a bad temper!
  • Hi! I'm Henry Beaulerc. and I'm the youngest child
  • To Robert, I give Normandy. To William Rufus, I make you King of England. And as for Henry, I give you £5,000
  • I am king!
  • This is so unfair!
  • Hello there! I'm Henry the first. This is my wife Matilda and my two children!
  • Meet King William and his Sons!
  • Hello! I am Matilda, Henry's wife and my father is Malcolm III of Scotland
  • After King William died, William Rufus became King of England. But, on the 1st August 1100 he died was shot with an arrow to his heart whilst hunting in the New Forest Hampshire.
  • Seeing as William Rufus did not have any children, his brother Robert, earl of Normandy should have inherited the throne but seeing as he was abroad, Henry inherited the throne. The two brothers did not have a very good relationship!
  • Goodbye father! I'll miss you!
  • After marying Matilda, He had 2 children. Matilda - born 1102, and William - born 1103. But, he had a total of 22 other children with other women. That was at least 9 sons and 13 daughters!
  • In 1108, Matilda (Henry's daughter) married Henry V, The future Holy Roman Emperor and Matilda was a Queen in 1110. Unfortunately, William - Matilda's sister and the heir to the throne , died on the White Ship in 1120 when it sank.
  • In the November of 1135, Henry got sick. He ate too many lampreys - a type of eel, even though his doctor said not to! He died on 1st December 1135 and was buried at Reading Abbey. His successor was Stephen of Blois- his nephew.
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