King Henry 1
By Josh Vanderpool
Basic Information and Early Years of his Reign
Henry's hope arose when Robert departed for the Holy Land on the First Crusade; should William die, Henry was the obvious heir. Henry denounced William's oppressive policies and promising good government in an effort to appease his barons.
Later Years of his Reign
Other Facts and Accomplishments
Henry was drawn into controversy with a rapidly expanding Church. Lay investiture, the king's selling of clergy appointments, was heavily opposed by Gregorian reformers in the Church but was a cornerstone of Norman government. Henry rescinded the king's divine authority in conferring sacred offices but appointees continued to do homage for their fiefs. One accomplishment and what he was famous for was that the restoring the English laws of King Edward the Confessor.
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