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William II Penguin Monarchs

William II Penguin Monarchs Read & download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub John Gillingham ì 9 Characters 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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William II Penguin Monarchs Read & download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub John Gillingham ì 9 Characters 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. 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 chronicles in detail and as with all the books in this series that I ve read the images at the centre made a valuable contribution to the points made in the book My criticisms would be that the ending was very abrupt and I feel like as a total Norman novice the events leading up to and following on from his death could have been expanded upon

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William II Penguin Monarchs Read & download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub John Gillingham ì 9 Characters 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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  1. says: Read William II Penguin Monarchs Free download Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ì John Gillingham John Gillingham ì 9 Characters

    Read William II Penguin Monarchs (E–pub READ) [William II Penguin Monarchs] 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 eve

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    Read William II Penguin Monarchs John Gillingham ì 9 Characters Free download Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ì John Gillingham 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

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    Free download Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ì John Gillingham (E–pub READ) [William II Penguin Monarchs] John Gillingham ì 9 Characters 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 mon

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    Read William II Penguin Monarchs (E–pub READ) [William II Penguin Monarchs] Free download Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ì John Gillingham 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

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    Read William II Penguin Monarchs (E–pub READ) [William II Penguin Monarchs] John Gillingham ì 9 Characters 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 chronicles in detail and as with all the books in this series that I've read the images at the centre made a valuable contribution to the points made in the book My criticisms would be that the en

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    Read William II Penguin Monarchs (E–pub READ) [William II Penguin Monarchs] John Gillingham ì 9 Characters 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 r

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    (E–pub READ) [William II Penguin Monarchs] An interesting clear headed and informative book about a king other historians don't write about

  8. says: (E–pub READ) [William II Penguin Monarchs] John Gillingham ì 9 Characters

    (E–pub 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 this a bad read Definitely one for those wishing to learn about early medieval kings

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    (E–pub 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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