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9780860020646: London’s Riverside: From Hampton Court In The West To Greenwich Palace In The East Drawings By Cetra Hearns Ebel, Suzanne, And Doreen Impey: 0860020649

The Conqueror left Normandy to his eldest son, Robert Curthose, and England to his second son, William Rufus. For nine years, this resulted in many disputes in which men like Henry, with lands in both realms, were obliged to take sides with a single overlord although unintentionally antagonizing the other. At some point, nonetheless, Robert renounced Normandy and set off on crusade, leaving Henry and the other barons to serve the monarch of a united kingdom. He was as a result attending his brother, William, in the New Forest when he was accidentally shot dead while out hunting on 2nd...