Free E–pub (William II Penguin Monarchs) by John Gillingham

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download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB » John Gillingham review William II Penguin Monarchs 103 John Gillingham » 3 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. 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 After the Falls rule A Then the Americans Came Voices from Vietnam 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 Hell in a Handbasket Devilish Debutantes #2 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 Say Your Abc With Me 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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download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB » John Gillingham review William II Penguin Monarchs 103 John Gillingham » 3 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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download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB » John Gillingham review William II Penguin Monarchs 103 John Gillingham » 3 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. 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


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    Free E–pub (William II Penguin Monarchs) by John Gillingham 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 see

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    Free E–pub (William II Penguin Monarchs) by 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

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    Free E–pub (William II Penguin Monarchs) by John Gillingham 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 co

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    characters William II Penguin Monarchs John Gillingham » 3 summary Free E–pub (William II Penguin Monarchs) by 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 about him as an individual and he is mostly remembered for his conflict with the Church He

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    Free E–pub (William II Penguin Monarchs) by John Gillingham download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB » John Gillingham John Gillingham » 3 summary 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' hidde

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    characters William II Penguin Monarchs John Gillingham » 3 summary Free E–pub (William II Penguin Monarchs) by John Gillingham An interesting clear headed and informative book about a king other historians don't write about

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    Free E–pub (William II Penguin Monarchs) by John Gillingham 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

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    characters William II Penguin Monarchs Free E–pub (William II Penguin Monarchs) by John Gillingham download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB » John Gillingham 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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  • Paperback
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  • William II Penguin Monarchs
  • John Gillingham
  • en
  • 25 May 2019
  • 9780141989884