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On his death‐bed in 1087 William the Conqueror gave England to his second son William Rufus, and the duchy of Normandy to his first son, Robert. In 1091 Rufus led an expedition to Normandy, forcing Robert to a treaty at Caen or Rouen. They joined forces to dispossess their younger brother Henry (later Henry I) in Cotentin but by 1094 were at war with each other again.

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