Sunday, September 3, 2017

Fact of the Day: King Rufus

King William II of England, was also known as King Rufus. William II was not a popular king, and during a hunting trip he was killed by an arrow. Most believe he was assassinated on his younger brother's orders as he took the throne as Henry I. 

13 comments:

Moving with Mitchell said...

I love these tidbits. These are all Jerry's ancestors (Henry I was his 27-greats grandfather; Rufus was his 28-greats uncle). My in-laws!

Neesie said...

Sibling rivalry strikes again! Interesting :/

Pat Hatt said...

Sounds like his younger brother was the one hunting that day

Christine said...

How terrible.

Kati said...

I guess you could easily disguise that as an accident...

-Kati
Almost Stylish

Martha said...

Awful!

Lois said...

Interesting. I like the name Rufus though.

stephen Hayes said...

The circumstances of this king's death have always been questioned.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Rufus, the name, interested me, so I looked it up. Rufus means Red-haired. I wonder if being red-headed was a reason for his unpopularity. Perhaps he was left-handed, too.

Fundy Blue said...

Haha! You left out that he was addicted to every kind of vice, particularly lust and especially sodomy! History is really cool!

Huggybear said...

Blood thirsty bastards in those days of "yore".
I wonder is dear little Kim Jung-un an Asian distance relative???
You don't like of them...........just dispatch to the "never-never".
Cheers
Colin

JACKIESUE said...

he wasn't a very nice person..so he wasn't missed..

Kay said...

It always amazing to me how many royal siblings killed each other in history.