|Father||Robert (The Pious, King of France 996-1031)||Mother||Constance (of Toulouse / Arles)|
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Henry (I, King of France 1031-1060) ( - d.1060)
+Anne (of Kiev) =Philippe (I, King of France 1060-1108) (b.1052 - d.1108) | +Bertha (of Frisia, Holland) | | =Louis (VI, The Fat, King of France 1108-1137) (b.1108 - d.1137) | | +Adelaide (of Savoy) ( - d.1154) | | =Louis (VII, The Young, King of France, 1137-1180) (b.1121 - d.1180) | | =Philip (of France) (b.1116 - d.1131) | +Bertrada (of Montfort) =Magnus, Hugh (count of Vermandois)
Robert, the King of France, died and was succeeded by his son Henry.
France had descended into what is now known as the 'Anarchy of Feudalism' . Law had broken down and the Earls and Barons lived in fortified castles. Many of these lords robed from the surrounding land to make themselves rich. It was extremely dangerous to travel even on the main roads. Famines were common and trading had almost stopped. To stop the deterioration the Church introduced the Truce of God. The truce outlawed any kind of fighting from Thursday evening to Monday morning.
A revolt flared up in Normandy against Duke William. The revolt was led by William's cousin, Guy of Brionne, the son of the Count of Burgundy. William was able to get the support of other Norman lords and Henry, King of France, and together they defeated the rebels at the batlle of Val es Dunes.
Battle fought between Henry, the King of France, and William, the Duke of Normandy. Henry wanted to take control of the Normandy area which was preventing the French access to the English Channel. The Normans defeated the French.
Another battle fought between Henry, the King of France, and William, the Duke of Normandy. Again the Normans defeated the French King's army.
Henry I King of France died. His son, Philippe, became King although he was only eight years old. France was administered by Baldwin one of Philippe's uncles.