The death of Rufus in 1100 sees the accession of a rather more sober character in his younger brother, Henry I. Although Henry’s more than capable of holding his own in battle he proves the benefit of brain over brawn and rules over the Anglo-Norman realm with great success, bringing a touch of intellectualism to the court. In case that all sounds a bit dull, Henry’s long reign also has time for scandal and tragedy so there’s plenty to get your teeth into!. . .
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