William II

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William II, from the Stowe Manuscript
William II, known as William Rufus (c. 1056–1100) succeeded his father William I in 1087 as King of England (his elder brother, Robert, becoming Duke of Normandy).

On 2 August 1100, William was killed by an arrow while hunting in the New Forest. Whether this was an accident or murder has never been completely resolved.

William was denounced for presiding over a dissolute court, and there have been speculations that he may have been gay.