William Rufus

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University of California Press, 1 янв. 1983 г. - Всего страниц: 484
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William II, better known as William Rufus, was the third son of William the Conqueror and England's king for only 13 years (1087-1100) before he was mysteriously assassinated. In this vivid biography, here updated and reissued with a new preface, Frank Barlow reveals an unconventional, flamboyant William Rufus -- a far more attractive and interesting monarch than previously believed. Weaving an intimate account of the life of the king into the wider history of Anglo-Norman government, Barlow shows how William confirmed royal power in England, restored the ducal rights in France, and consolidated the Norman conquest.
 

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Biographers of William Rufus have to get used to being challenged, "Prove it!" The reign of Rufus, the son of William the Conqueror, raises a lot of difficult questions. Was he homosexual? (Probably ... Читать весь отзыв

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Background and Youth
3
The Kingdom Obtained 1087 1088
53
The Bachelor King and his Domestic Servants
99
The Nobility and Higher Clergy and the Royal
156
The Sinews of War
214
The Three Brothers 10881095
263
The Conquering Hero 10941100
337
Death in the Afternoon 1100
408
Epilogue
433
APPENDICES
439
B William IPs Sheriffs
446
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
453
GENEALOGICAL TABLES
466
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Frank Barlow is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Exeter. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Literature.

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