William II of England

King of England

William II of England (c. 1056–2 August 1100) was the second son of William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders. He was King of England from 1087 until 1100.[1] He was a harsh ruler and was not very liked. He did not have a wife or any children. He died on 2 August 1100 in the New Forest when he was shot by an arrow while hunting with his brother-in-law, Walter Tirel (Tryyel) and other friends.[1]

William II "Rufus"
King of the English
William II, from the Stowe Manuscript
Reign9 September 1087–2 August 1100
Coronation26 September 1087
PredecessorWilliam I "the Conqueror"
SuccessorHenry I "Beauclerc"
Normandy, France
Died(1100-08-02)2 August 1100
The New Forest, England
HouseNorman dynasty
FatherWilliam I "the Conqueror"
MotherMatilda of Flanders


  1. 1.0 1.1 "William II". Spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-08-13.

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