William Rufus

William II, better known as William Rufus, was the third son of William the Conqueror and England’s king for only 13 years (1087–1100) before he was mysteriously assassinated.

William Rufus

William Rufus

William II, better known as William Rufus, was the third son of William the Conqueror and England’s king for only 13 years (1087–1100) before he was mysteriously assassinated. In this vivid biography, here updated and reissued with a new preface, Frank Barlow reveals an unconventional, flamboyant William Rufus—a far more attractive and interesting monarch than previously believed. Weaving an intimate account of the life of the king into the wider history of Anglo-Norman government, Barlow shows how William confirmed royal power in England, restored the ducal rights in France, and consolidated the Norman conquest. A boisterous man, William had many friends and none of the cold cruelty of most medieval monarchs. He was famous for his generosity and courage and generally known to be homosexual. Licentious, eccentric, and outrageous, his court was attacked at the time by Anselm, archbishop of Canterbury, and later by censorious historians. This highly readable account of William Rufus and his brief but important reign is an essential volume for readers with an interest in Anglo-Saxon and medieval history or in the lives of extraordinary monarchs.

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William Rufus
Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: Frank Barlow
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-10-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

William II, better known as William Rufus, was the third son of William the Conqueror and England’s king for only 13 years (1087–1100) before he was mysteriously assassinated. In this vivid biography, here updated and reissued with a new preface, Frank Barlow reveals an unconventional, flamboyant William Rufus—a far more
King Rufus
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Emma Mason
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-07-01 - Publisher: The History Press

The future William II was born in the late 1050s the third son of William the Conqueror. The younger William, - nicknamed Rufus because of his ruddy cheeks - at first had no great expectations of succeeding to the throne. This biography tells the story of William Rufus, King of
The Reign of William Rufus and the Accession of Henry the First
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Edward Augustus Freeman
Categories: Great Britain
Type: BOOK - Published: 1882 - Publisher:

Books about The Reign of William Rufus and the Accession of Henry the First
William Rufus Day, Supreme Court Justice from Ohio
Language: en
Pages: 172
Authors: Joseph Erigina McLean
Categories: Day, William Rufus, 1849-1923
Type: BOOK - Published: 1946 - Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins Press

Books about William Rufus Day, Supreme Court Justice from Ohio
Sons of the Conqueror: Robert Curthose, William Rufus, Henry Beauclerc and the Grandson, Stephen
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: George Slocombe
Categories: Great Britain
Type: BOOK - Published: 1960 - Publisher:

Books about Sons of the Conqueror: Robert Curthose, William Rufus, Henry Beauclerc and the Grandson, Stephen

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