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Old 10-22-2018, 09:12 PM
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William II (1056-1100)

William II was the son of King William I and Queen Matilda. He reigned 1087 to 1100.
In 1093 William II killed King Malcolm III of Scotland when Malcolm rebelled. Afterwards William maintained the Scottish kings as vassals. Then in 1097 William subjugated Wales.
William's chief interest lay in wresting Normandy from his brother Robert. Hostilities ended when Robert mortgaged the duchy to William II in order to raise money to go on the First Crusade.
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William II attacked by his own soldiers at the siege of St. Michael's Mount
http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-wil...102641549.html
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King William II was shot and killed in the New Forest.
http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-wil...-57290108.html
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King William II was intent on trearting the English Church as his personal fifedom, extracting from it as much revenue as he could.
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The king had a very difficult relationship with Anselm the Archbishop of Canterbury!
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King William II was shot and killed in the New Forest.
http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-wil...-57290108.html
A mystery that has never been solved! We will never know for sure.
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A mystery that has never been solved! We will never know for sure.
Here's an article I found on the events in the New forest on the 2nd of August 1100.

https://www.historyextra.com/period/...he-new-forest/
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One reason why William II was given the much richer lands of England than his older brother Robert is that King William I was playing favorites. William II's brother Robert was rebelling against their father at the time of William the Conqueror's demise.
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Here's an article I found on the events in the New forest on the 2nd of August 1100.

https://www.historyextra.com/period/...he-new-forest/
Only just read this. Very interesting!!

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Only just read this. Very interesting!!

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Its a reign that's largely overlooked and would make a great mini series if done correctly.
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Its a reign that's largely overlooked and would make a great mini series if done correctly.
Yes indeed. Plenty of drama. I remember reading a historical novel about the sons of William I when I was (just) in secondary school. I can't remember its name though.
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Yes indeed. Plenty of drama. I remember reading a historical novel about the sons of William I when I was (just) in secondary school. I can't remember its name though.
Wasn't there on on William Rufus by Jean Plaidy?
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Wasn't there on on William Rufus by Jean Plaidy?
The Lion of Justice (The Norman Trilogy: Number 2) by Jean Plaidy
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At the siege of St. Michael's Mount, was King William II attacked by his soldiers by mistake?
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Prince Henry seized the Royal Treasury at Winchester following the demise of his brother King William II.
http://www.maryevans.com/history/Pri...asury-10512766
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Engraving of the Great Seal of William II.
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