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    [William II] EBOOK / PDF 355I wanted to like this a bit but it was very interesting I've mainly heard not great things about William II or William Rufus And I like that Gillingham decided to take the line that it's wrong He's mainly seen as preface to Henry I and even in this biography it felt like it was going that way

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    Download Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ John Gillingham John Gillingham ✓ 0 Free download [William II] EBOOK / PDF I gave this five because the author scrutinises the historical sources and uestions them throughoutWhen considering monarchs from such a long time ago we are only ever reading the constructed narratives of others History i

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    Read William II John Gillingham ✓ 0 Free download [William II] EBOOK / PDF This is an excellent account of the life and reign of William Rufus Written with verve and style it is interested in the character assassination of William than his actual assassination and is skilful in negotiating the minefield of contradictory sources and myriad motivations Following on from his father the conueror was

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    Read William II [William II] EBOOK / PDF John Gillingham ✓ 0 Free download We cannot say whether or not Rufus was assassinated; we can be confident that he was the target of an attempted character assassinatio

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    Download Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ John Gillingham [William II] EBOOK / PDF John Gillingham ✓ 0 Free download A good short introduction to a Norman king that I knew very little about previously I enjoyed the use of the relatively scarce primary source material which was well applied and made me want to follow up some of t

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    [William II] EBOOK / PDF Master historian John Gillingham paints an illustrious picture of a king famous for being assassinated by devoting not than a couple of paragra

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    John Gillingham ✓ 0 Free download Download Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ John Gillingham Read William II An interesting clear headed and informative book about a king other historians don't write about

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    [William II] EBOOK / PDF A very enjoyable short read on a less well documented monarch Gillingham clearly makes good use of the limited source material available and provides a concise yet insightful overview However it was slightly disappointing purely because I had thoroughly enjoyed the biography in this series on Henry II far but this by no means makes this a bad read Definitely one for those wishing to learn about early medieval kings

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    [William II] EBOOK / PDF A good solid and short account of King William II or William Rufus filled with the lively prose of the John Gillingham

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Download Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ John Gillingham William II Read & Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook John Gillingham ✓ 0 Free download In this elegant book as the son and successor to William the Conueror it was William Rufus who had to establish permanent Norman rule A ruthless irascible man he freuently argued acrimoniously w. We cannot say whether or not Rufus was assassinated we can be confident that he was the target of an attempted character assassinationWilliam II seems to be one of the most overlooked monarchs in British history There is not much information about him as an individual and he is mostly remembered for his conflict with the Church He was also a king overshadowed by his father and his achievements depicted by his contemporaries and his own brother as an oppressor and thus with no other surviving evidence remembered as an angry and unpopular king This book however offers compelling insight into William s military exploits and skill giving us a glimpse of his ambition and schemes We cannot be certain about his character but his actions prove that he was a competent and resourceful ruler He engaged in numerous campaigns and became thoroughly exprienced in warfare He might not have been particularly admired in England but in France he was uite popular He employed a chivalrous style of fighting and was uite merciful an aspect of his character which proved dangerous for him in the end For me this book was a first since I d never read anything about William Rufus before I hope that at some point in the future historians will be in a better position to evaluate this almost forgotten king and present a complete image of his reign Reading the book made me wonder about all the things that he could have accomplished if his life hadn t ended so soon

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Download Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ John Gillingham William II Read & Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook John Gillingham ✓ 0 Free download Ith his older brother Robert over their father's inheritance but he also handed out effective justice leaving as his legacy one of the most extraordinary of all medieval buildings Westminster Ha. A good solid and short account of King William II or William Rufus filled with the lively prose of the John Gillingham

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Download Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ John Gillingham William II Read & Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook John Gillingham ✓ 0 Free download William II 1087 1100 or William Rufus will always be most famous for his death killed by an arrow while out hunting perhaps through accident or perhaps murder But as John Gillingham makes clear. This is an excellent account of the life and reign of William Rufus Written with verve and style it is interested in the character assassination of William than his actual assassination and is skilful in negotiating the minefield of contradictory sources and myriad motivations Following on from his father the conueror was always going to be a tall order though Gillingham emphasises both his military skill not least in spending the right money at the right time to achieve a military victory The problem of his brothers Robert and Henry was never far from view as was the need to retain command of an empire across the channel coupled with hostility closer to home in Scotland and problematically in Wales Gillingham also finds time to focus on other aspects of Williams character that were criticised not least his supposedly deviant sexual proclivities This is all dealt with carefully and with out lapses into prurience Indeed Gillingham is crystal clear on the sources he is likely to trust and the pros and cons of contemporary chroniclers Overall despite the brevity expected from this series Gillingham manages a wide ranging discussion of many aspects and provides a useful bibliography The death of Rufus is dealt with in a few lines and he is true to his word in seeing this aspect as a possible distraction from the very real achievements of a life lived as a Norman king

  • Hardcover
  • 117
  • William II
  • John Gillingham
  • English
  • 23 November 2018
  • 9780141978550