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William II, King of England

William II, King of England

Male 1060 - 1100  (40 years)

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  • Name William II  
    Suffix King of England 
    Known as "Rufus" 
    Born 1060  Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Aug 1100  New Forest, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • King of England 1087-1100. His harsh rule aroused baronial and acclesiastical opposition, notably from Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury. He made several attempts to recover Normandy from his elder brother Robert and was killed by an arrow while hunting. He may have been assasinated by order of his younger bother who became Henry I. Had Red Hair. He had very little time for religion and presided over a liberal court but treated his subjects brutally. He was reluctant to fill church vacancies and waited 4 years to apoint Anselm. His daughter is only reported in an unreliable 18th century source. -http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/PLANTAGENET.htm
    Person ID I1044  Roy~Royes
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2007 

    Father William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, King of England
              b. Abt 1028, Falaise, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Sep 1087, Rouen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Matilda of Flanders
              b. 1031, Flanders, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Nov 1083, Caen, Calvados, Normany, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Family ID F1065  Family Group  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1060 - Normandy, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Aug 1100 - New Forest, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
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