English History 1110 – 1119

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King Henry I


This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English History for the years 1110 – 1119

The monarch for this period was Henry I



1110 (during)
The royal caravan still toured the country as it had in Saxon times collecting dues and dispensing justice but it was becoming increasingly necessary to establish a central judiciary and central clearing house. Roger, Bishop of Salisbury, Henry’s closest advisor, was created Justicar. He instituted a revenue counting system using a large chequered cloth. The royal treasurer and other officials argued policy and expenditure needs across this cloth and the department soon became known as the exchequer.
1111 (during)
Henry I went to Normandy to put down a rebellion led by Robert of Shrewsbury.
1112 (during)
The rebellion in Normandy ended when the leader, Robert of Shrewsbury, was captured by Henry I. Henry I also made peace with Anjou and Brittany by betrothing his son, William Audelin, to Count Fulk of Anjou’s daughter and an illegitimate daughter to Conan of Brittany.
1113 (March)
Treaty of Gisors
This treaty agreed a peace between Henry I and King of France. The lands of Robert of Belleme, The Maine and Brittany were taken away and given to Henry I. The Maine was then given to Fulk of Anjou as part of the marriage settlement with Henry I in 1112.
1114 (7th January)
Henry’s daughter, Matilda, married Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor.
1114 (April)
Ralph d’Escures was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury.
1114 (Summer)
A number of Norman lords in Wales were under attack from Gruffudd ap Cynan and Owain ap Cadwgan. Henry sent three armies to deal with the Welshmen who were forced to sue for peace leaving Henry in a stronger position in Wales.
1116 (during)
War broke out in Normandy between France, Anjou, Flanders and Normandy. Henry was forced to remain on the defensive as the attackers raided his border towns and many Norman barons rose against him.
1117 (during)
The war between Normandy and France continued throughout the year.
1117 (3rd May)
Merton Priory was consecrated.
1118 (1st May)
Henry I’s wife, Queen Matilda, died. Henry was unable to attend her funeral due to the war in Normandy.
1119 (June)
William Audelin, Henry I’s son, married Matilda, daughter of Fulk of Anjou, securing peace between Normandy and Anjou.
1119 (20th August)
Battle of Bremule
This was a decisive victory for Henry I over Louis VI ending the war which had begun in 1116.
1119 (19th September)
An earthquake affected Gloucestershire and Warwickshire.
1119 (21st December)
Thomas Becket, who would later become Archbishop of Canterbury, was born in Cheapside, London.

1100 – 1109 <<   >> 1120 – 1129


Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2016). English History 1110 – 1119. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/english-history-1110-1119. Last accessed May 19th, 2019


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