William II of England
|William II "Rufus"|
|King of the English|
|William II, from the Stowe Manuscript|
|Reign||9 September 1087–2 August 1100|
|Coronation||26 September 1087|
|Predecessor||William I "the Conqueror"|
|Successor||Henry I "Beauclerc"|
|Father||William I "the Conqueror"|
|Mother||Matilda of Flanders|
|Died||2 August 1100
The New Forest, 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. 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.
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- "William II". Spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MEDwilliamII.htm. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
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