King Henry I

Standard Name: Henry I, King


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Literary Setting Anna Maria Mackenzie
The story opens in the civil war for the English crown between Stephen and EmpressMatilda or Maud . (Mackenzie calls the empress Maud, while for her it is Stephen's wife who is Matilda.) Mackenzie...
Textual Features Henrietta Rouviere Mosse
The first volume packs in many historical or semi-historical events. Earl Godwin murders Ethelred 's son Alfred Ætheling at Guildford Castle; Henry I 's only legitimate son and heir dies by drowning in 1120...
Textual Production Ngaio Marsh
NM published in England another detective novel with upper-class ambience, Surfeit of Lampreys, which had already appeared in the USA under the title Death of a Peer.
A lamprey is an eel-like fish...


2 August 1100
King William II died; Henry I assumed the throne of England on 5 August 1100.
Maud , first wife of Henry I of England, founded St Giles' Hospital at St-Giles-in-the-Fields, near London, to care for forty lepers.
St Bartholomew's Hospital was founded in London by Rahere , a courtier of Henry I and canon of St Paul's Cathedral.
December 1135
King Henry I died and Stephen of Blois assumed the throne of England.