William Rufus


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n William Rufus the second son of William the Conqueror who succeeded him as King of England (1056-1100)
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In literature:

William Rufus straightway set forth for Witsand, and there heard of his father's death.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VI (of X)--Great Britain and Ireland IV" by Various
But who could examine that office with detached scrutiny while William Rufus Le ffacase occupied it?
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
William Rufus also held a council here.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Nothing of importance marks the coronation of William Rufus.
"Little Folks" by Various
In dim old centuries, with William Rufus, William of Ipres, or far earlier, he began; and has come down safe so far.
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
Of all the public buildings I have ever seen the great Hall of William Rufus at Westminster impressed me most.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
William Rufus, or the Red King, as men called him, feared not God nor regarded man.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
He was Chaplain to William Rufus, and his life was as evil and immoral as his skill in building was great.
"Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch" by Sidney Heath
The old tower was built in the days of William Rufus.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
The Hall of William Rufus.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton

In poetry:

There exists no proof as
To who shot William Rufus
But shooting him would seem
To have been quite a sound scheme.
"Clerihew – William Rufus" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley

In news:

The Great Hall of William Rufus (IX-XII).
Rufus Williams fishes for catfish and bluegill Wednesday at the point where Third Creek empties into Fort Loudoun Lake.