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. 

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  1. 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!

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  2. Sibling rivalry strikes again! Interesting :/

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  3. Sounds like his younger brother was the one hunting that day

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

    -Kati
    Almost Stylish

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  5. Interesting. I like the name Rufus though.

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

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  7. 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.

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

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  9. 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

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

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

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