William II or William Rufus

Previous king: William I (father)       Reigned: 1087-1100       Next king: Henry I (brother)

William II William I had several sons. His oldest son Robert inherited Normandy, and William II became King of England. Robert wanted to become King of England instead of William, so fought him. But William won, and captured some of Robert's land.

Norwich Cathedral The Normans built many cathedrals. Norwich Cathedral was founded in 1096 (see right).

In 1100, William was killed by an arrow while hunting in the New Forest.

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