William II of England Timeline

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  • c. 1056
  • 1075
    The future William II of England campaigns with success in Wales, subduing the Welsh king Caradog ap Gruffudd.
  • 1087 - 1100
  • 26 Sep 1087
    William II of England is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
  • 1088
    Rebels, led by Odo of Bayeux, are defeated and Rochester Castle is besieged and taken by William II of England.
  • 1091
    William II of England invades Normandy, then held by his brother Robert Curthose.
  • 1091
    William II of England sends a fleet to attack Scotland, but it is wrecked in storms off the coast of Northumberland.
  • 1093
    William II of England campaigns with success in Wales, securing the loyalty of several Welsh princes.
  • 1095
    A plot to murder William II of England by rebel barons is foiled.
  • 1095
    William II of England builds the Great Hall at the Palace of Westminster.
  • 1099
    William II of England leads the processional inauguration of the Great Hall at the Palace of Westminster.
  • 2 Aug 1100
    William II of England dies during a hunting accident, an arrow piercing his chest.
  • 6 Aug 1100
    Henry I of England is crowned in Westminster Abbey.