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William II : the red king

By: Gillingham, John

Part of the Penguin Monarchs series
0141978554 / 9780141978550
Hardback
27/08/2015
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United Kingdom
18 cm 144 pages
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William II (1087-1100), or William Rufus, will always be most famous for his death: killed by an arrow while out hunting, perhaps through accident or perhaps murder. But, as John Gillingham makes clear in this elegant book, as the son and successor to William the Conqueror it was William Rufus who had to establish permanent Norman rule. A ruthless, irascible man, he frequently argued acrimoniously with his older brother Robert over their father's inheritance - but he also handed out effective justice, leaving as his legacy one of the most extraordinary of all medieval buildings, Westminster Hall.

BIC:

1DBKE England, 3H c 1000 CE to c 1500, BGH Biography: historical, political & military, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLC Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500

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