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  • n. the second son of William the Conqueror who succeeded him as King of England (1056-1100)

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Examples

  • Roger's descendants Roger II, William I, and William II ruled in Sicily as kings until the late twelfth century.

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  • Because of this, he is trying to steal a kiss from a young lady when he should have been riding to Lundein with his father's war party to swear fealty to William II.

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  • Bran's father and the rest of his men were killed by Normans, and King William II has given these invaders the land of Elfael.

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  • The young prince believes he should flee to the north, but the monk Ffreol and Iwan convince Bran that they must go to King William II and attempt to get their land back.

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  • Thus Hood begins a version of the classic legend set in 1093 during the reign of William II.

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  • The setting is the real world and many of the events, such as the Norman invasion of Britain and the reign of King William II, actually happened.

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  • English history isn't short of gay or bisexual monarchs - Edward II, James I, possibly William II - but the historical evidence for counting Richard I among their number rests on one contemporary document concerning his relationship with King Philip II of France.

    Why Richard I shared his bed with the king of France

  • During British occupation of the city, Crolius 'sons John and William II left New York.

    The City Hall Park Project - Crolius and Remmey

  • When William II dismissed Bismarck in 1890 -- "dropping the pilot," as Sir John Tenniel's famous cartoon in Punch magazine had it -- the kaiser cast aside the leadership that had kept turmoil in check.

    The '60s That Really Counted

  • Stephen was the son of William II, Rufus A redhead and a hothead and the Grandson of William the Bastard, aka "the Conqueror."

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