1100-1129 Henry I and the White Ship
Death of William Rufus
On 02 Aug 1100 William "Rufus" II King England 1056-1100 (44) was killed whilst hunting, not known whether accidentally or otherwise, in the New Forest, Hampshire . The brothers Robert Beaumont-Roger 1st Earl Leicester, Count Meulan 1040-1118 (60) and Henry Beaumont-Roger 1st Earl Warwick 1050-1119 (50) , and Roger Clare 1066-1131 (34) and Gilbert Clare 1066-1117 (34) were present.
Treaty of Alton
After 25 Jul 1101 Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135 and Robert Curthose Normandy III Duke Normandy 1051-1134, brothers, both sons of William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087, signed the Treaty of Alton at Alton, Hampshire by which Robert Curthose Normandy III Duke Normandy 1051-1134 agreed to renounce his claim to the English throne in exchange for a yearly stipend and other concessions.
Coronation of Henry I
Marriage of Henry I and Matilda
On 11 Nov 1100 Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135 (32) and Edith aka Matilda Dunkeld Queen Consort England 1080-1118 (20) were married. Edith aka Matilda Dunkeld Queen Consort England 1080-1118 (20) was crowned Queen Consort England at which time Edith was renamed Matilda.
Battle of Tinchebray
On 28 Sep 1106 Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135 (38) defeated his older brother Robert Curthose Normandy III Duke Normandy 1051-1134 (55) at the Battle of Tinchebray at Tinchebray, Orne
Henry's army was commanded by William Warenne 2nd Earl Surrey -1138 and Robert Beaumont-Roger 1st Earl Leicester, Count Meulan 1040-1118 (66) . Elias La Flèche-De Baugency I Count Maine -1110 commanded the reserve. The following fought for Henry:
William "Brito aka Breton" Dalbini 1086-1148 (20)
Alan Canhiart IV Duke Brittany 1063-1119 (43)
Raoul Tosny 1079-1126 (26)
William "Butler" Daubigny 1064-1139 (42)
Robert Grandesmil 1086-1126 (19) , and
William Normandy I Count Évreux -1118.
Robert Curthose Normandy III Duke Normandy 1051-1134 (55) was captured and spent the next twenty-eight years in prison; never released.
William Mortain Count Mortain, 2nd Earl Cornwall 1083-1140 (22) was also captured. He spent the next thirty or more years in prison before becoming a monk.
Edgar "Aetheling" II King England 1051-1126 (55) was captured and subsequently released; Henry had married to Edgar's niece Edith aka Matilda Dunkeld Queen Consort England 1080-1118 (26) in 1100.
Robert II Bellême 2nd Count Ponthieu, 3rd Earl Shrewsbury 1056-1130 (50) escaped.
Robert Stuteville was captured.
Battle of Bremule
On 20 Aug 1119 at the Battle of Bremule Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135 (51) and his son William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy 1103-1120 (16) defeated the army of Louis "Fat" VI King France 1081-1137 (37) who had invaded Normandy in support of William Clito Normandy Count Flanders 1102-1128 (16) 's (Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135 (51) nephew) claim to the Duchy of Normandy at Gaillardbois-Cressenville.
Sinking of The White Ship
On 25 Nov 1120 the White Ship left Barfleur, Basse Normandie, with a party of young Normans. Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135 (52) had left earlier on another ship. A mile out the White Ship foundered on a submerged rock. All bar one were drowned.
The event had a significant impact on the succession leading to the Anarchy during which first cousins Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy 1102-1167 (18) , daughter of Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135 (52) , his only remaining legitimate child, and Stephen I King England 1094-1154 (26) , son of Adela Normandy Count Blois 1067-1137 (53) (daughter of William the Conqueror), waged war over the succession.
William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy 1103-1120 (17) , his half-siblings Richard Fitzroy 1100-1120 (19) and Matilda Fitzroy Count Perche -1120, William Bigod -1120, Lucia-Mahaut Blois Countess Chester -1120, brothers Geoffrey Aigle -1120 and Engenulf Aigle -1120, half-brothers Richard Avranches 2nd Earl Chester 1094-1120 (26) and Ottiwel Avranches -1120, brothers Ivo Grandesmil -1120 and William Grandesmil -1120 and Geoffrey Ridel -1120 were all drowned.