William Atheling 1103 – 1120

William Atheling

William was born on 5th August 1103 and died on 25th November 1120. He was the only legitimate son of Henry I of England and Edith (Matilda) of Scotland. His death, in the White Ship disaster, caused a succession crisis. When King Henry I died, 1st December 1135, they crowned Henry’s nephew, Stephen of Blois, King of England. Matilda rallied troops and a civil war began.

Family tree for William Atheling, son of Henry I showing:


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Heather Y Wheeler. (2017 – 2020). William Atheling 1103 – 1120. Available: https://www.treesofblue.com/william-atheling-1103-1120. Last accessed July 21st, 2024