Friday, May 18, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 12th secular


Henry I, 1100-1135
- good ruler, on taking throne, promised to return to the “good old ways” of William the Conqueror - married an Anglo-Saxon princess and tried to bring the two nationalities together
- during his reign the royal courts and administration were  strengthened - the land prospered under his rule - in 1106, he took Normandy from his brother Robert - this eventually led to a long struggle with the French king over the control of Normandy

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