Reference Entry

William II [known as William Rufus] (c. 1060-1100), king of England

Frank Barlow

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Background and youth | The kingdom acquired, 1087-1089 | Appearance and character | The Norman 'empire' divided, 1088-1096 | The royal government | The consolidation of the empire, 1096-1100 | The end of the reign | Assessment and reputation

Reference Entry.  9325 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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