Henry was one of the original characters in the Royal Family of the Kingdom of England.
Within the early years of the English Empire, the Kingdom was rapidly expanding. By 1084 the younger son of King William came to age, his name was Henry. Upon his 16th birthday his father ordered him to march north and govern the castle of Nottingham. It was here that Henry was married and enjoyed a short time of peace. 2 years later, the Council of Nobles requested the capture of Dublin in exchange for 2200 florins. William commissioned Henry to build an army and march west to Ireland. It was not until 1090 that Henry marched out with 5 spear militia, 2 units of cavalry, three archer units, and his personal bodyguards. As Henry marched north, King William passed away. William gave Prince Rufus the throne, something Henry was furious about. Nonetheless, Henry continued marching to take Dublin. It took two more years until Henry laid siege to the walls of Dublin. It was also at this time when the Pope called a crusade, and the Scottish family destroyed itself. Despite this commotion Henry remained focus on his task. In the same year in fear of starvation, the Irish Rebels sallied forth to attempt to drive Henry way.
Battle of Dublin (1092)Edit
Henry organized his army with his spear divisions in the front, the archers behind the spears, and his cavalry on the right and left flanks. At first the enemy attempted an attack on the cavalry, but several spear divisions attacked the heavy infantry in order to halt their advance. Henry's right side was heavily overwhelmed with enemy troops. In order to regain the balance, Henry sent forth the rest of his spears to attack from all sides, catching the advancing army off guard. Then he took the remainder of the rebel Heavy Infantry on his left side and finished them with a cavalry charge. With the rebel left flank exposed, the English were able to attack them from both sides. This lead to a mass rout back into the town. The rest of the battle was a direct assault on the remaining rebel troops. Out of Henry's 1,316 troops, only 139 died in the fighting. On the other hand, the entire Irish army was destroyed. With his victory, he sacked Dublin dry.
History Part 2Edit
Henry gained experience from his battle, and proved to his brother he was a fierce fighter. Henry's victory was followed by the birth of his daughter, Langliva.
(In the making, It seems I by accidently deleted a lot. I will continue later...or if anyone else wishes to.)