William II of England

King of England from 1087 to 1100

William II of England (c. 1 September 1056–2 August 1100) was King of England from 1087 until 1100. He was the second son of William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders.[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
King of England
Reign9 September 1087–2 August 1100
Coronation26 September 1087
PredecessorWilliam I "the Conqueror"
SuccessorHenry I "Beauclerc"
Bornc. 1 September 1056
Normandy, France
Died(1100-08-02)2 August 1100
The New Forest, England
HouseNorman dynasty
FatherWilliam I "the Conqueror"
MotherMatilda of Flanders
william ii at his death 1100

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "William II". Spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2010-08-13.

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