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In this elegant book as the son and successor to William the Conueror it was William Rufus who had to establish permanent Norman rule A ruthless irascible man he freuently argued acrimoniously w. Master historian John Gillingham paints an illustrious picture of a king famous for being assassinated by devoting not than a couple of paragraphs to his demise The author focuses instead on William Rufus hidden record as a powerful ruler much in the model of his father his rule shaped by the complexity of the new Anglo Norman world he inherited Gillingham dispenses a professional assessment of the ways in which the king s near contemporary monastic biographers sought to damage his character and legacy to further their own narrative praising the archbishop he was often at odds with No Limits (No existen Límites cuando se cree en uno mismo) it was William Rufus who had to establish permanent Norman rule A ruthless Captain Wentworths Persuasion irascible man he freuently argued acrimoniously w. Master historian John Gillingham paints an Canu Cynnar illustrious picture of a king famous for being assassinated by devoting not than a couple of paragraphs to his demise The author focuses La bondad de los extraños instead on William Rufus hidden record as a powerful ruler much Willy the Wizard in the model of his father his rule shaped by the complexity of the new Anglo Norman world he Off-side inherited Gillingham dispenses a professional assessment of the ways

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William II Penguin Monarchs

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William II 1087 1100 or William Rufus will always be most famous for his death killed by an arrow while out hunting perhaps through accident or perhaps murder But as John Gillingham makes clear. 355I wanted to like this a bit but it was very interesting I ve mainly heard not great things about William II or William Rufus And I like that Gillingham decided to take the line that it s wrong He s mainly seen as preface to Henry I and even in this biography it felt like it was going that way Seducida (Esclava victoriana, it was very Essential Juices and Smoothies interesting I ve mainly heard not great things about William II or William Rufus And I like that Gillingham decided to take the line that Buttermilk Graffiti it s wrong He s mainly seen as preface to Henry I and even Vengeance Road (Torpedo Ink in this biography Pantaleon y Las Visitadoras it felt like Ni Un Jefe Más. Quiero tener mi negocio y ser mi propio jefe. Secretos para independizarse: Cómo un Emprendedor Exitoso. Cómo crear una empresa exitosa. Cómo emprender e iniciar un negocio rentable it was going that way


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  1. says:

    355I wanted to like this a bit but it was very interesting I've mainly heard not great things about William II or William Rufus And I like that Gillingham decided to take the line that it's wrong He's mainly seen as preface to Henry I and even in this biography it felt like it was going that way

  2. says:

    I gave this five because the author scrutinises the historical sources and uestions them throughoutWhen considering monarchs from such a long time ago we are only ever reading the constructed narratives of others History i

  3. says:

    This is an excellent account of the life and reign of William Rufus Written with verve and style it is intereste

  4. says:

    We cannot say whether or not Rufus was assassinated; we can be confident that he was the target of an attempted character assassinationWilliam II seems to be one of the most overlooked monarchs in British history There is not much information about him as an individual and he is mostly remembered for his conflict with the Church He was also a king overshadowed by his father and his achievements depicted by his contemporaries and his own br

  5. says:

    A good short introduction to a Norman king that I knew very little about previously I enjoyed the use of the relatively scarce primary source material which was well applied and made me want to follow up some of the chronicl

  6. says:

    Master historian John Gillingham paints an illustrious picture of a king famous for being assassinated by devoting not than a couple of paragraphs to his demise The author focuses instead on William Rufus' hidden record as a powerful ruler much in the model of his father his rule shaped by the complexity of the new Anglo

  7. says:

    An interesting clear headed and informative book about a king other historians don't write about

  8. says:

    A very enjoyable short read on a less well documented monarch Gillingham clearly makes good use of the limited source material available and provides a concise yet insightful overview However it was slightly disappointing purely bec

  9. says:

    A good solid and short account of King William II or William Rufus filled with the lively prose of the John Gillingham

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