Flemish Succession Crisis, Anglo-Norman history, King Henry I
Historians have long appreciated the political significance of the Flemish Succession Crisis of 1127-28 upon the development of both Flanders and Capetian France. Anglo-Norman specialists, though, have generally overlooked the critical impact this crisis had upon the latter years of the reign of King Henry I and, indeed, upon the future direction of the Anglo-Norman state. This paper will examine why Henry judged the crisis as a threat to the very survival of his own realm, how he responded to it, and why is was of such importance to England and Normandy.
Hicks, Sandy B.
"England's King Henry I and the Flemish Succession Crisis of 1127-1128,"
Quidditas: Vol. 2
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/rmmra/vol2/iss1/5