Henry I is crowned King of England (1100)
Henry I was born in 1069 in Selby in Yorkshire. He was the youngest of William the Conqueror’s sons, who, as king of England (1100–35), strengthened the crown’s powers and also ruled Normandy. Henry was crowned at Westminster on August 5, 1100, three days after his brother, King William II (William the Conqueror’s second son) had been killed in a hunting accident. Henry I was a skillful, intelligent monarch who achieved peace in England, relative stability in Normandy, and notable administrative advances on both sides of the Channel.