William Rufus

NOUN
  1. the second son of William the Conqueror who succeeded him as King of England (1056-1100)
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  • The previous Archbishop, Anselm's old master Lanfranc, had died four years earlier, but the King, William Rufus, had left the see vacant in order to plunder the archiepiscopal revenues.
  • [Sidenote: The saieng of king William Rufus.] but hee commanded to hoise vp sailes, and to make all spéed that could be for life, incouraging the shipmaster with these words, "that he neuer heard as yet of anie king that was drowned. Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (2 of 12) William Rufus
  • The previous Archbishop, Anselm's old master Lanfranc, had died four years earlier, but the King, William Rufus, had left the see vacant in order to plunder the archiepiscopal revenues. Saint Anselm
  • If the money went straight to the king he could call out the fyrd, collect the money and then disband the fyrd, lining his own coffers as William Rufus did after the Conquest.
  • In “The Itching Palm,” a 1916 manifesto against the practice, William Rufus Scott said that tipping is a form of “flunkyism” defined as “a willingness to be servile for a consideration.” The Racial Tipping Point - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com
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