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1

Who was Robert Curthose?

William’s eldest son

2

What sparked Robert’s betrayal of his father?

A prank by his younger brothers William and Henry poured water on his head

3

What did Robert do when William did not punish his younger sons harshly enough after their prank?

Led supporters to try and take over Rouen castle

4

Where did Robert flee to after the failed attempt to capture Rouen castle?

France, where King Philip installed him on the border with Normandy

5

What did Matilda (William’s wife) do whilst Roger was in France?

Sent him money behind William’s back

6

What happened when Robert and William fought each other in 1079?

Roger knocked William off his horse and ordered him to retreat

7

Who was made Duke of Normandy?

Robert Curthose

8

Who was made King of England?

William Rufus

9

When did William die?

1087

10

How did William die?

His horse stumbled, throwing him against his saddle, causing internal injuries