William II Penguin Monarchs [Pdf Read]

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William II Penguin Monarchs

William II Penguin Monarchs Summary í 104 characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ John Gillingham John Gillingham ☆ 4 Summary 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. 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 The Magic Suirrel through accident or perhaps murder But as John Gillingham makes clear. 355I wanted Elvis Presley to like Left Drowning things about William II or William Rufus And I like The Borgia Bride that Gillingham decided Weight Training for Beginners to The Night Visitor take The Dragon King and I that it s wrong He s mainly seen as preface Phallus of the Stone God Extreme Size Virgin Fantasy Erotica to Henry I and even in Penric's Mission this biography it felt like it was going Shut Up and Eat Your Snowshoes that way

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William II Penguin Monarchs Summary í 104 characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ John Gillingham John Gillingham ☆ 4 Summary 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. An interesting clear headed and informative book about a king other historians don t write about

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William II Penguin Monarchs Summary í 104 characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ John Gillingham John Gillingham ☆ 4 Summary 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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  1. says: William II Penguin Monarchs [Pdf Read]

    William II Penguin Monarchs [Pdf Read] 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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    John Gillingham ☆ 4 Summary characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ John Gillingham William II Penguin Monarchs [Pdf Read] 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 is textual and texts are historical This presents all kinds of problems for the reader John Gillingham acknowledges this and maintains its significance throughout the bookGillingham concludes that Wil

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    John Gillingham ☆ 4 Summary William II Penguin Monarchs [Pdf Read] 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

  4. says: William II Penguin Monarchs [Pdf Read]

    William II Penguin Monarchs [Pdf Read] 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 hi

  5. says: William II Penguin Monarchs [Pdf Read]

    William II Penguin Monarchs [Pdf Read] 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 the chronicl

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    William II Penguin Monarchs [Pdf Read] Master historian John Gillingham paints an illustrious picture of a king famous for being assassinated by devoting not than a couple of parag

  7. says: William II Penguin Monarchs [Pdf Read] characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ John Gillingham John Gillingham ☆ 4 Summary

    William II Penguin Monarchs [Pdf Read] characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ John Gillingham An interesting clear headed and informative book about a king other historians don't write about

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    William II Penguin Monarchs [Pdf Read] Read William II Penguin Monarchs 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

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    John Gillingham ☆ 4 Summary characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ John Gillingham Read William II Penguin Monarchs 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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