|The seal of Matilda of Scotland|
Henry had good relations with the Church and especially Anselm, the Archbishop of Canterbury, who sometimes acted as his regent when Henry was in Normandy. There was disagreement between them over who had the right to invest bishops and Anselm left England for a time. However they continued to write very affectionately to each other. Unfortunately Henry’s grandson Henry II did not follow his example in his relationship with Becket many decades later.
|A pipe roll|