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This diarist's shorthand writings were first deciphered in 1819, over a century after his death



01 December, 1135

Henry I dies after eating lampreys against doctor's orders

Henry's nephew Stephen rushes to England and is proclaimed king, even though Henry had named his daughter Matilda as his heir

Who died after eating a meal of lampreys - against his doctor's orders



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