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CyrilVladisla 02-21-2014 07:02 PM

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.

Ish 02-22-2014 07:08 PM

I always wondered why she changed her name. Thank you for that.

An Ard Ri 02-23-2014 07:10 AM

Henry I, King of England & Duke of Normandy


Henry I of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...5px-Henry1.jpg

An Ard Ri 03-10-2014 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by CyrilVladisla (Post 1643402)
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.

Seal of Maud/Matilda of Scotland

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...f_Scotland.jpg

An Ard Ri 05-21-2015 07:57 AM

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

An Ard Ri 05-25-2015 10:11 AM

An artists impression of what Reading Abbey looked like

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image...2_dscf0002.jpg

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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An Ard Ri 06-30-2015 07:57 AM

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

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

An Ard Ri 09-06-2015 07:12 AM

The Death of Henry I

The History Girls: A SURFEIT OF LAMPREYS AND OTHER MISFORTUNES: The Death of Henry I

eya 04-02-2016 02:37 AM

Reading Abbey: the search for King Henry I's resting place begins - Get Reading

An Ard Ri 04-02-2016 12:55 PM

Interesting ,they may find others as Matilda of Scotland, William of Poitiers, and Constance of York were also buried at the Abbey church.

Amy 04-02-2016 01:52 PM

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?

An Ard Ri 04-02-2016 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Amy (Post 1876467)
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.

An Ard Ri 04-02-2016 04:17 PM

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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