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Timeline of William Rufus

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Timeline of William Rufus
The reign of King William II - William Rufus. He was the second son of William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders.

1056: Date of Birth of 1056, the exact date of his birth is unknown

1087: William Rufus succeeded to the throne of England

1088: The English Rebel against William Rufus but he quashes the rebellion in July 1088

1089: Lanfranc dies

1095: Robert Mowbray's Rebellion. Mowbray was a Norman Baron. King William Rufus was hated by many Normans. The court of the Red King was described as being filled by "effeminate" young men in extravagant clothes mincing about in "shoes with curved points"

1096 October: The Peoples Crusade, led by Peter the Hermit, was annihilated by the Turks in Anatolia

1099: Ranulf Flambard was made Bishop of Durham

1099 July 15: The soldiers of the First Crusade successfully scale the walls of Jerusalem and take the Holy city

1100: The death of King William II - William Rufus died on 2 August 1100 aged 40. He was shot by an arrow on a hunting trip in mysterious circumstances

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