James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.
He Never Smiled Again
By Felicia Dorothea Hemans (17931835)
Prince William, the oldest son of Henry I, was returning from France with his retinue on board the White Ship when she struck on a rock and went down on Nov. 26, 1120. The prince was drowned and it is said that his father never smiled again.