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  William II of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Rufus inherited the Anglo-Norman settlement whose details are reflected in Domesday Book (1086), a survey that could not have been undertaken anywhere in Europe at that time and a signal of the control of the monarchy; but he did not inherit William's charisma or political skills.
William was able to claim the revenues of the archbishopric of Canterbury as long as Anselm remained in exile, and Anselm remained in exile until the reign of William's successor, Henry I.
William's body was abandoned by the nobles at the place where he fell, because the law and order of the kingdom died with the king, and they had to flee to their English or Norman estates to secure their interests.
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 William II of England
William II (called "Rufus") died August 2, 1100) was the third son of William I "the Conqueror" and was King of England from 1087 until 1100.
William's exact date of birth is unknown, but was some time between the years 1056 and 1060.
His father's favourite son, he succeeded to the throne of England on his father's death, but there was always hostility between him and his eldest brother, though they became reconciled after an attempted coup in 1091 by their youngest brother, Henry.
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 William II (of The Netherlands) - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
William II (of The Netherlands), in Dutch, Willem Frederik George Lodewijk (1792-1849), king of the Netherlands and grand duke of Luxembourg...
William was born in Dillenburg, Germany, the son of William, count of Nassau.
William III (of The Netherlands), in Dutch, Willem Alexander Paul Frederik Lodewijk (1817-90), king of the Netherlands and grand duke of Luxembourg...
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 Britannia: Monarchs of Britain
Mary II, born in 1662, was the daughter of James II and Anne Hyde.
William III (William of Orange), born in 1650, was the son of William, Prince of Orange, and Mary Stuart (daughter of Charles I).
William maintained a long-lasting affair with Elizabeth Villiers, one of Mary's ladies-in-waiting, which prompted Mary to be completely devoted and subservient to her husband.
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 My Family
William I of Hesse-Cassel (Elector) was born in 1743.
William II of Netherlands (King) was born on 6 Dec 1792 in The Hague, Netherlands.
William of Windsor was born on 24 Jun 1348 in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England.
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 William II's foreign policy (England of the Plantagenets)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The relations between Henry II Plantagenet and William II of Sicily were in the framework of a complex diplomatic game acted out, at a European level, in the confrontation between the Pope and Emperor Frederick Barbarossa.
William II of Sicily, supported by the Pope, was an important interlocutor.
William married Joanna (11 years old), the daughter of Henry II of England, and Eleanor of Acquitaine in Palermo.
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 William (II)
He was the third son of William the Conqueror, king of England, who on his deathbed named him as his successor in England, leaving the duchy of Normandy to his eldest son, Robert.
William Rufus, as he was known because of his ruddy complexion, was crowned in Westminster Abbey in 1087.
William then fought to recapture lands his brother had lost as duke of Normandy and returned the county of Maine to the rule of the duchy.
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 Wikinfo | William III of England
William of Orange was born in The Hague eight days after the death of his father from smallpox.
Throughout the reign of William and Mary, and of Queen Anne, the presence of James II on the continent cast doubts and sowed dissent.
William's primary achievement was the hemming in of France when she was in a position to impose her will across much of Europe.
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 Henry II (of England) - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Henry II (of England) (1133-1189), king of England (1154-1189), first monarch of the House of Anjou, or Plantagenet, an important administrative...
Julius II (1443-1513), pope (1503-1513), whose reign is considered one of the most brilliant in the Renaissance period.
England (in Latin, Anglia), country and constituent part of the island of Great Britain, comprising, with the principality of Wales, the principal...
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 William II, king of England. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
After his return to England, William forced Malcolm III of Scotland to do him homage (1091) and seized (1092) the city of Carlisle from the Scots.
William ruled England with a strong hand and aroused the hatred particularly of the church, for which he had utter contempt.
William was killed by an arrow while on a hunting party, and there is some evidence to suggest that his death was not an accident.
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 English Monarchs - Kings and Queens of England - William II Rufus.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The future William II was born in Normandy in around 1056 and was educated by the saintly Lanfranc.
William remained loyal to his father and fought by his side, during the couse of the fighting he was wounded.
William's brother Henry, who was present at the hunt, departed in haste to sieze the treasury at Winchester, aided by the de Clare brothers, Gilbert and Richard, Richard's daughter Adelize was the wife of Walter Tirel.
www.englishmonarchs.co.uk /normans_2.htm   (1011 words)

 Mary II of England - British Royalty
Mary II (30 April 1662—28 December 1694) reigned as Queen of England and Ireland from 13 February 1689 until her death, and as Queen of Scotland (technically as Mary II of Scotland) from 11 April 1689 until her death.
Mary, who was born in London, was the eldest daughter of James, Duke of York (the future James II of England) and of his first wife, the Lady Anne Hyde.
William was the son of her aunt, Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, and of Prince William II of Nassau.
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 BookRags: William, II Biography
The last of the Hohenzollern rulers, William II (1859-1941) was emperor of Germany and king of Prussia from 1888 until his forced abdication in 1918.
William was an intelligent, dashing, impulsive young man who loved military display and believed in the divine nature of kingship; his strong personality overcame the serious handicap (for a horseman) of a withered left arm.
William was the representative of a new generation that had grown up since German unification, and he was at home in the world of technology and of neoromantic German nationalism.
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 William III of England - British Royalty
William was appointed to the Dutch post of Stadtholder on 28 June 1672, and remained in office until he died.
William, the son of William II, Prince of Orange and Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, was born in The Hague.
On December 23, 1660, when William was just ten years old, his mother died of smallpox while visiting her brother, King Charles II in England.
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 1000 - 1100
Robert II of France (the Pious) submits to the Pope and marries the daughter of the marquis of Provence, Constance of Arles.
Conrad II of the Holy Roman Empire is crowned Emperor by the pope.
William II of England (called Rufus, the third son of William the Conqueror) is crowned.
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 1100 - 1199
Lothiar (soon to be Lothair II of the Holy Roman Empire) is granted the duchy of Saxony by Henry V of the Holy Roman Empire.
Henry II argues with the archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas a' Becket, and attempts to decree that priest accused of crimes should be charged by royal courts.
William the Lion of Scotland is captured by the English and released only when he agrees to the Treaty of Falaise promising to recognize Henry II of England as overlord.
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 The Legacy of William II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Legacy of William II The Legacy of William II With the dismissal of Bismarck in 1890 came the gradual disintegration of his system of alliances which had maintained peace and order in Europe for 20 years.
Bismarck's major problem in the last years of his chancellorship was the maintenance of equilibrium between England and her friends on the one hand and Russia and France on the other.
William II was influenced by Waldersee, an advocate of preventive war.
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 History of the Monarchy > The Normans > William II
Ruthless in his relations with his brother Robert, William extended his grip on the duchy of Normandy under an agreement between the brothers in 1091.
William's relations with the Church were not easy; he took over Archbishop Lanfranc's revenues after the latter's death in 1089, kept other bishoprics vacant to make use of their revenues, and had numerous arguments with Lanfranc's popular successor, Anselm.
William died on 2 August 1100, after being shot by an arrow whilst hunting in the New Forest.
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 Medieval coins - Monarch details for William II
William Rufus was the third child of William the Conqueror.
The Baronets of England had to be extremely aware of their actions to ensure that they did not upset either ruler or they ran the risk of their displeasure.
William died in the midst of planning further military campaigns, whilst hunting in the New Forest.
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 History of King William III of England
WILLIAM and Mary were proclaimed King and Queen of the United Kingdom, and thus was consummated the English Revolution.
William Paterson, an ingenious speculator, submitted to the government a plan for a national bank, which, after long debate, passed both houses of parliament.
The war was ended by the signing of the treaty of Ryswick by the ambassadors of France, England, Spain and the United Provinces on September 20, 1697.
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 William II (of Württemberg) - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
William II (of Württemberg) (1848-1921), King of Württemberg (1891-1918).
The grandson of William I, he fought on the Austrian side in the...
William II (of Germany and Prussia), full name Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert (1859-1941), Emperor of Germany and King of Prussia (1888-1918),...
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 William II of England - Simple English Wikipedia
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1056 – August 2, 1100) was the second son of William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders.
He was King of England from 1087 until 1100.
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King William I of England (William the Conqueror, William the Bastard)
Prince William I of Orange (William the Silent)
William of Tyre, Bishop in the Holy Land
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 Wikinfo | Mary II of England
Mary II (April 30, 1662 - December 28, 1694), Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland, was the daughter of King James II and Anne Hyde.
She would become the wife of William of Orange, and together they ruled from February 13, 1689 until Mary's death on December 28,1694; their reign is usually known as that of "William and Mary".
The English Parliament saw William as a suitable alternative to James II, who was deposed by the "Glorious Revolution" and went into exile.
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 Williams Reign - William I Of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
William initiated many major changes, among them a fundamental review of the prevailing Anglo-Saxon legal system, the common law, which he fused with Norman law.
William is said to have deported large numbers of the old landed classes into slavery through Bristol.
was succeeded in 1087 as King of England by his younger son William II of England and as Duke of Normandy by his elder son Robert Curthose.
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 Medieval Timeline - Browse by Century
William II was shot by an arrow while hunting in the forest.
Prince Henry, the future King Henry II and son of the Empress Matilda by her second husband Geoffrey of Anjou, marries Eleanor of Aquitaine, the widow of King Louis VII and the queen of France.
During the reign of Henry II, he seems to have been left alone to enjoy his independence (particularly as his father-in-law was the Norse King of the Isle of Man), and during this time he established the city of Belfast and established numerous castles and churches.
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 second mortgage - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Robert II (of Normandy): mortgage of Normandy to William II of England
William II (of England), called Rufus (1056?-1100), king of England (1087-1100), who extended his power into Normandy (Normandie) and Scotland.
World War II limited the products that consumers could buy, but at its end, consumer demand fueled the postwar economy.
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