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1106 – The Battle of Tinchebray

28 September – On this day

The Battle of Tinchebray was fought on this day in 1106, in the town of Tinchebray, Normandy, between an invading force led by King Henry I of England, and his older brother Robert Curthose, the Duke of Normandy. Continue reading “1106 – The Battle of Tinchebray”

1087 – William Rufus becomes King of England

9 September – On this day

William II (c. 1056 – 2 August 1100), the third son of William I of England, was King of England from 1087 until 1100. He initially did not hold Normandy as this was passed to his elder brother Robert, but William eventually wrested control nominal control from him in 1091. William earned the nickname Rufus either because of his red hair or his propensity for anger. Continue reading “1087 – William Rufus becomes King of England”

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