Henry I of England Timeline

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  • Sep 1068
    Henry I of England is born in Selby, Yorkshire.
  • 1100 - 1135
  • 6 Aug 1100
    Henry I of England is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
  • Nov 1100
    Henry I of England marries Matilda (Edith) who becomes Queen of England.
  • Jul 1101
    Henry I of England negotiates a peace deal with his brother Robert Curthose, Duke of Normandy.
  • 1102
    Matilda (aka Empress Matilda), daughter of Henry I of England, is born. With no male heir, the king nominates her as his successor.
  • 1106
    Henry I of England sends an army to invade Normandy.
  • Sep 1106
    Henry I of England defeats his brother Robert Curthose in a pitched battle at Tinchebrai in Normandy.
  • 1109
    First recorded meeting of the Exchequer, an accounting body created to monitor the English king's finances and debtors.
  • 1114
    Alexander I of Scotland leads an army to assist Henry I of England in his campaigns in Wales.
  • 1120
    William, the heir of Henry I of England, and his younger brother Richard drown in the English Channel when onboard the ill-fated White Ship.
  • 1121
    Henry I of England marries his second wife Adeliza.
  • 1127
    Rochester Castle is granted to the bishops of Rochester in perpetuity by Henry I of England.
  • 1 Dec 1135
    Henry I of England dies of natural causes at Saint Denis-le-Fermont in Rouen, Normandy.
  • 26 Dec 1135
    Stephen of Blois is crowned king of England in Westminster Abbey.