He was the fourth son of William the Conqueror. He was not expected to become the King of the English, but he did. How did that happen? Basic family facts are included..
Dateline Virginia, 1676/7: This post shows the Grand Assembly’s perspective about the revolt. Primary source offered here.
Rufus means “red,” which indicates his complexion. This nickname distinguishes him from his father William I, the Conqueror. He ruled from 1087-1100. The most widely known fact about Rufus is his death under suspicious circumstances, while he was hunting. Accident or murder?
Dateline, February 11, 2018: Mixed review, but mostly positive
This post is designed to encourage believers who have walked away from church and seekers who will not consider Christ because of ultraliteral interpretations of Gen. 1-11. Many of us Christians do not share this view, but accept science. 98% of scientists do not accept that view, either.
This “illegitimate son,” the duke of Normandy, forever changed the course of English history. Several genealogical tables are included.
Dateline: Virginia, 1663. What happens when someone hangs out with Quakers? This brief post explains, in part, why the constitutional Founders adopted the First and Sixth Amendments 120 years later: Freedom of religion and no religious test.
If you were to write up a genealogy of your family, you would follow certain rules or conventions. You are of your own times. When the author of Genesis wrote genealogies in those seven chapters, he too followed certain conventions. He was of his own times. Part 5 of 5 in a series on Gen. 1-11.
It’s time to read the ancient story in its own cultural context, not ours. This post is part 4 of 5 in a series on Gen. 1-11. (updated)
He was the father of William the Conqueror and ruled over Normandy from 1027 to 1035.