December 1, 1135
Despite the warning from his royal doctor about the risk to his health, King Henry I of England dies after gorging himself on lampreys.
History Shapes is a free, reader-supported, independent cartoon and comic series. If you get your kicks from that sorta thing, and are able, please consider joining The History Shapes Club.
For just $5 a month you can help with research, writing, drawing, and all the work that goes into producing cartoons just like this one. There are a handful of perks, to boot. It's like PBS, but for weird history cartoons.
(Unable to join but still want to help? Send this cartoon to a friend!)