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date: 02 Aug
The Death of William II (Rufus)   -      2nd August 1100  -       Accident or assassination?  “William Rufus had a red face, yellow hair, different coloured eyes, astonishing strength, though not very tall and his belly rather projecting. He had a...
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  • 12th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
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date: 04 Jun
The Death of Richard I, “The Lionheart”  -  April 6th 1199   Richard was attacking the small castle at Chalus in the Limousin, where Aimar V of Limoges had revolted. He had heard a rumour about the finding of a treasure trove of Roman gold in the...
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  • 12th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • Seiges