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Henry I 'Beauclerc' (1068-1135)

Henry I was born approximately in 1068.
His father was William I of England.
His mother was Matilda of Flanders.
He was King of England from 1100 to 1135.
He died December 1, 1135.

Henry I was nicknamed Beauclerc because of his love of learning.
At the age of about ten, Stephen of Blois was sent to be raised at the court of his uncle Henry I. King Henry made Stephen Count of Mortain.
Henry I married Edith of Scotland on November 11, 1100 at Westminster Abbey. Edith was the daughter of King Malcolm III of Scotland. Edith adopted the name Matilda because it was thought that the Norman barons might not respect a Queen with a Saxon name.
The loss of King Henry's son in the wreck of the White Ship left only a daughter, Matilda, to inherit.
Henry I's son was William the Aethling (William Aethling).
William was called the Saxon princely title to stress that his parents had united both the Saxon and Norman Royal Houses.

In 1115 Henry I gave the castle at Chepstow to the de Clare family.
Queen Matilda took an interest in the building of the first arched bridge in England.
The bridge was built over the River Lea at Stratford-le-Bow.

Henry I filled the ecclesiastical posts that had been kept vacant by his brother, King William II.
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I always wondered why she changed her name. Thank you for that.
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Henry I, King of England & Duke of Normandy


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Henry I married Edith of Scotland on November 11, 1100 at Westminster Abbey. Edith was the daughter of King Malcolm III of Scotland. Edith adopted the name Matilda because it was thought that the Norman barons might not respect a Queen with a Saxon name.
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Why Henry I could be the next ‘car park king’

Why Henry I could be the next ‘car park king’ at Reading Abbey | History Extra
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An artists impression of what Reading Abbey looked like



The Cluniac Abbey was founded by Henry I in 1121 and the king was buried here in 1135 as was his illegitimate son,Reginald de Dunstanville, 1st Earl of Cornwall.The Abbey was dissolved in 1539 and its last Abbot,Hugh Faringdon was executed that November for high treason.

Burial of Henry I at Reading Abbey

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Matilda, daughter of Henry I: A queen in a king’s world

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The Death of Henry I

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Interesting ,they may find others as Matilda of Scotland, William of Poitiers, and Constance of York were also buried at the Abbey church.
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It would be interesting if they did find any remains that they could attach a positive identification to.
I thought Matilda was buried in Westminster Abbey? Was she later moved to Reading?
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It would be interesting if they did find any remains that they could attach a positive identification to.
I thought Matilda was buried in Westminster Abbey? Was she later moved to Reading?
I think it might have been her heart or other organs buried at Reading Abbey church whilst her body was buried at Westminster Abbey.
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Also buried at Reading Abbey were the following :

Reginald de Dunstanville, 1st Earl of Cornwall an illegitimate son of Henry I who died in 1175.

William IX, Count of Poitiers son of Henry II who died in 1156.

Several of the children of Richard ,1st Earl of Cornwall

John of Cornwall died in 1232
Isabel of Cornwall died in 1234


Constance of York, Countess of Gloucester daughter of Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York,who died in 1416.

Anne de Beauchamp, 15th Countess of Warwick who died in 1448.
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The Atheling and the Tragedy of the White Ship

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Archaeologists begin hunt for remains of Henry I
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Surveyors have begun scouring the land around the ruins of Reading Abbey, as part of a search that could unearth the missing remains of King Henry I.

Investigators began using ground-penetrating radar on Friday, in a bid to outline the extent of the grounds of the ruined abbey, in a search that could see the body of a second English king discovered beneath a car park.

Henry, who died in 1135, reportedly from a “surfeit of lampreys”, is thought to have been buried alongside his second wife, Adeliza, under the high altar of the abbey, which was largely destroyed during Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries.
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King Henry I issued a charter that he would not overtax.
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