Henry I of England
|Henry I "Beauclerc"|
|King of the English|
|Miniature from illuminated Chronicle of Matthew Paris|
|Reign||3 August 1100 – 1 December 1135|
|Coronation||5 August 1100|
|Predecessor||William II "Rufus"|
|Successor||Stephen "of Blois" (de facto)
Matilda of England (de jure)
|Reign||1106 – 1 December 1135|
|Predecessor||Robert II "Curthose"|
|Successor||Stephen "of Blois"|
|Spouse||Matilda of Scotland (1100–1118)
Adeliza of Louvain (1121–)
|Father||William I "the Conqueror"|
|Mother||Matilda of Flanders|
|Died||1 December 1135 (aged 66-67)
|Burial||Reading Abbey, Berkshire|
Henry I of England (c. 1068 C.E. - 1 December 1135 C.E.) was the King of England from, 1100 until his death in 1135. Henry was born in Selby, Yorkshire. He was the third son of William the Conqueror and Queen Matilda of Flanders.
He became King when his brother, William II, died in a hunting accident. As King, Henry tried to make social reforms. He issued the Charter of Liberties which is considered a predecessor of the Magna Carta. He put back in place some of the laws of Edward the Confessor.
Henry died in 1135 while visiting his daughter and grandchildren in Normandy. After his death, his daughter Mathilda and his nephew, Stephen, argued over who would become the ruler of England, and started a civil war.
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