White Ship Disaster
The White Ship was a vessel that sank in the English Channel near the Normandy coast off Barfleur, on 25 Novemeber 1120. Only one of those aboard survived. Those who drowned included William Adelin, the only legitimate son and heir of King Henry I of England, his half-sister Matilda, and his half-brother Richard. This tragedy caused a major succession crisis for the House of Normandy.
|Offspring of Matilda FitzRoy and Rotrou III du Perche (c1075-1144)|
|Philippe du Perche (c1105-c1152)||1105||1152|| Hélie II du Maine (c1114-1151)|
|Félicie du Perche|