William the Ętheling, Duke of Normandy [<1108-1120] --
Only legitimate surviving male heir of
he was drowned in the disasterous wreck of the White Ship,
along with the cream of Norman society.
His death left his sister
Matilda as Henry's sole legitimate heir,
and she was nominated Henry's successor.
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