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|Reigned:||1100 - 1135|
|Denomination:||AR Quadrilateral on Cross Fleurée type (BMC xv) Penny|
|Mint/Moneyer:||Leofwine, Lundene (London)|
|Date of Issue:||1125 - 1135|
|Obverse:||Crowned bust facing slightly left, holding scepter; "HENRICUS"|
|Reverse:||Quadrilateral with incurved sides and fleurs at limbs; all over cross fleurée. "+ LEFP[...] ON : LVN :"|
|Reference:||SCBI 20 (Mack), 1573; North 871; Spink 1276|
Henry was born in Selby, Yorkshire, circa September 1068 and was well-educated (probably, as a younger son, with an ecclesiastical career in mind).
He came to the throne on the death of his brother William II on 3rd August 1100. He married: (1) Matilda (born Edith), daughter of Malcolm III, King of Scots, and (St) Margaret, (2) Adelicia or Adelaide, daughter of Geoffrey VII, Count of Louvain.
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