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Henry I of England

King of England
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Residence: Selby, United Kingdom
Country: British
Died On: December 1, 1135
BIOGRAPHY

Henry I of England was born in Selby, United Kingdom, British, is King of England. Henry I was the King of England from August 2, 1100 and Duke of Normandy from 1106 till his death. Also known as Henry Beauclerc, he was the fourth son of the first Norman King of England, William I. Following the death of William I, his eldest son Robert Curthose and third son William Rufus (William II) became Duke of Normandy and King of England respectively while Henry I remained landless. He succeeded in ascending the throne of England after William II died in a hunting accident. He came up with Charter of Liberties that claimed to terminate inconsistent taxes and confiscations of church revenues among others that were laid by William II. He made efforts in strengthening executive powers of the crown and encouraged ecclesiastical reform. He was regarded as harsh yet effective monarch by contemporaries. His marriage with Scottish princess Matilda helped build peaceful relations with the Scots. He defeated Robert in the Battle of Tinchebray and became Duke of Normandy in 1106. While Robert remained imprisoned for life, Henry I successfully combated Robert’s son, William Clito’s supporters and finally reached a peaceful settlement in 1120. He was succeeded by his nephew Stephen of Blois.

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1086

He received military training from Robert Achard and on May 24, 1086, he was knighted by his father

1080

Hollister also suggested that presumably the King's chancellor at Salisbury Cathedral, Bishop Osmund, was partly responsible for educating Henry I as the latter remained in the bishop’s company consistently from around 1080 to 1086

1068

1068 presumably in Selby in Yorkshire to William I of England and Matilda of Flanders among at least nine children

1035

His father, also known as William the Conqueror, a descendant of Rollo, was the Duke of Normandy since 1035 whose successful invasion of England in 1066 led him to become the first Norman King of England, William I

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