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William II Penguin Monarchs

John Gillingham á 2 Free read Download ´ William II Penguin Monarchs 102 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. Master historian John Gillingham paints an illustrious picture of a king famous for being assassinated by devoting not than a couple of paragraphs to his demise The author focuses instead on William Rufus hidden record as a powerful ruler much in the model of his father his rule shaped by the complexity of the new Anglo Norman world he inherited Gillingham dispenses a professional assessment of the ways in which the king s near contemporary monastic biographers sought to damage his character and legacy to further their own narrative praising the archbishop he was often at odds with

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John Gillingham á 2 Free read Download ´ William II Penguin Monarchs 102 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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John Gillingham á 2 Free read Download ´ William II Penguin Monarchs 102 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. 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 William II was the target of an attempted character assassination


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    Read & download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free á John Gillingham [EBOOK/EPUB] (William II Penguin Monarchs) John Gillingham á 2 Free 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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    [EBOOK/EPUB] (William II Penguin Monarchs) 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 William II was

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    Characters William II Penguin Monarchs [EBOOK/EPUB] (William II Penguin Monarchs) 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

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    [EBOOK/EPUB] (William II Penguin Monarchs) 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 t

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    [EBOOK/EPUB] (William II Penguin Monarchs) John Gillingham á 2 Free 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 chroni

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    [EBOOK/EPUB] (William II Penguin Monarchs) Master historian John Gillingham paints an illustrious picture of a king famous for being assassinated by devoting not than a couple of paragraphs to his demise The author focuses instead on William Rufus' hidden record as a powerful ruler much in the model of his father his rule shaped by the complexity of the

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    [EBOOK/EPUB] (William II Penguin Monarchs) Read & download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free á John Gillingham Characters William II Penguin Monarchs An interesting clear headed and informative book about a king other historians don't write about

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    John Gillingham á 2 Free read Read & download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free á John Gillingham Characters 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 p

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    John Gillingham á 2 Free read Read & download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free á John Gillingham [EBOOK/EPUB] (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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