Flashcards in Succession Deck (10)
Who was Robert Curthose?
William’s eldest son
What sparked Robert’s betrayal of his father?
A prank by his younger brothers William and Henry poured water on his head
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
Where did Robert flee to after the failed attempt to capture Rouen castle?
France, where King Philip installed him on the border with Normandy
What did Matilda (William’s wife) do whilst Roger was in France?
Sent him money behind William’s back
What happened when Robert and William fought each other in 1079?
Roger knocked William off his horse and ordered him to retreat
Who was made Duke of Normandy?
Who was made King of England?
When did William die?