On This Day

What Happened in November 1120

Historical Events

  • Nov 25 'The White Ship' capsizes near the Normandy coast while crossing the English Channel transporting many nobles, including the heir to the English throne, from France to England; about 300 die, only 1 survivor

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 25 William Adelin, son and heir of Henry I of England (b. 1104) dies in White Ship tragedy trying to save his illegitimate half-sister Countess of Perche while crossing the English Channel