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  • Helena Maloshenko

    The Sinking of the White Ship and the catalyst of the followed succession war played out between King Stephen and his cousin Empress Matilda.

  • Katrina Bowen

    It was perhaps the worst maritime disaster of the Middle Ages, not just because it cost 300 lives, but because one of them was the heir to the Anglo-Norman Empire. One scholar has a theory that the sinking of the White Ship on the night of November 25, 1120 was not a tragic accident, rather a case of mass murder.

  • Lora McNutt

    The sinking of the White Ship and Henry I's legitimate male heir.

  • Chris Belben

    The White Ship sinking in the English Channel near the Normandy coast off Barfleur, on 25 November 1120. Those who drowned included William Adelin, the only surviving legitimate son and heir of King Henry I of England.

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