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William II [known as William Rufus]

Frank Barlow

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/29449

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William II [known as William Rufus] (c. 1060–1100), king of England, was born about 1060, the third son of William I (the Conqueror), king of England and duke of Normandy (1027/8–1087), and his wife, Matilda of Flanders (d. 1083). His elder brothers were ...

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Subjects: British History ; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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