The Life & Murder of William II of England annotated edition
By (author) Emma Mason
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King Rufus by Emma Mason
Book DescriptionThis is a major new biography of England's most irreligious king, famously killed accidentally whilst hunting in the new forest. Or was he? The future William II was born in the late 1050s the third son of William the Conqueror. The younger William, - nicknamed Rufus because of his ruddy cheeks - at first had no great expectations of succeeding to the throne. The situation changed when Robert, the Conqueror's eldest son, repeatedly rebelled against his father, and Richard, the king's second son, was killed in a hunting accident in the New Forest. When the Conqueror was dying in 1087, he designated William as heir to the English throne. Emma Mason's biography tells the story of William Rufus, King of England from 1087-1100 and reveals for the first time the truth behind his death, in the thirteenth year of his troubled reign, settling one of medieval England's most enduring mysteries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780752446356
(198mm x 125mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Tempus Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Emma Mason
Emma Mason was, until her recent retirement, Senior Lecturer in History at Birkbeck College, London. She has written extensively on medieval England and William Rufus in particular. Her other books include, The House of Godwine: The History of a Dynasty, Norman Kingship and Westminster Abbey & its People. She has contributed to several Radio 4 historical documentaries including Document and Historical Inquests. She lives in London.
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