William Rufus

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When did the Conqueror die?
9 September 1087
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Who gained what from the Conqueror's inheritance?
The eldest, Robert Curthose gained Normandy, William Rufus gained England and Henry, the youngest, was given 'great treasure'.
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When did William Rufus set sail to conquer Normandy?
2 February 1091
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What happened as a result of Rufus setting sail in 1091?
Robert asked for a peace treaty to be made, which resulted in the Treaty of Rouen.
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What were some of the terms in the Treaty of Rouen?
- Robert was to allow William authority over the counties of Eu, Fecamp and Cherbourg. Rufus was to support Robert in his obligation to take back Maine. Robert was to receive land in England. Robert was to gain England if Rufus died and vice versa.
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What was the main reason for the 1088 rebellion?
Supporters of Robert Curthose had been disappointed with the outcome of the 1087 settlement.
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Who formed the main leadership of the rebellion?
6 out of the 10 of the 'most powerful Frenchmen in the land'
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When did the 1088 rebellion begin?
Lent 1088 - the rebels began their recruitment drive. From Easter onwards the hostilities began.
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Who alerted Rufus to the rebellion in 1088?
William of Saint-Calais, but he later deserted the king
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Who was the ringleader of the 1088 rebellion?
Bishop Odo of Bayeux. He was chased from his base in Rochester, Kent to Pevensey, Sussex.
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Outline two of the main strands to William Rufus' tatics of combatting the rebellion.
1 - He created divisions within the ranks of the rebel leaders by reminding them who put them into power and making promises of wealth and power. 2 - The King then assembled the English people by making them promises of fairer laws and lower taxes.
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