Kenilworth Castle was originally built out of timber, on the royal estate of Stoneleigh, which King Henry I
gave to his chamberlain Geoffrey de Clinton in 1129.
As his biographer David Crouch pointed out, he had the misfortune to come between two of England's most dynamic and successful kings, Henry I
and Henry II.
The long-awaited volume for Henry I
in the Yale English Monarchs Series is very welcome, particularly after the unfortunate circumstances surrounding its writing.
Margaret, Malcolm and their eldest son Edward died within a few days of each other in 1093, when young David was about nine, and he and his sister Matilda were sent south to the court of Henry I
of England for safety.
WHEN A surfeit of lampreys carried off Henry I
of England in 1135, he left no son to succeed him.