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Biography of Henry I


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Henry I. King of England. Born in 1068. Youngest son of William I. Seized the throne on the death of William II (1100), and forced Robert to be content with Normandy, but deprived him of this also after the Battle of Tenchebrai. Married Matilda, daughter of Malcolm III, and descendant of the Saxon kings. Established "Justices in Eyre," the court of exchequer, and a standard of weights and measures. Abolished the curfew, and compromised the Investiture question by an agreement with Paschal II. His charter was the foundation of the Greater Charter. Died 1135.