William went hunting on 2 August 1100 in the New Forest, probably near Brockenhurst. He was killed by an arrow through the lung, but the circumstances remain unclear. The arrow was shot by a nobleman named Walter Tirel, and, although the description of events was later embroidered with more information,[17] the earliest statement of the event was in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, which noted that the king was "shot by an arrow by one of his own men".[18] Later chroniclers added the name of the killer – Walter Tirel – and a number of other details which may or may not be true.[17] The first mention of any location more exact than the New Forest comes from John Leland writing in 1530 who stated that William died at Thorougham, a placename which has since fallen into disuse but was probably located at what is now Park Farm on the Beaulieu estates.[19][20]

William's body was abandoned by the nobles at the place where he fell. His younger brother, Henry, hastened to Winchester to secure the royal treasury, then to London, where he was crowned within days, before either archbishop could arrive. William of Malmesbury in his account of William's death stated that the body was taken to Winchester Cathedral by a few countrymen.[21]

William went hunting on 2 August 1100 in the New Forest, probably near Brockenhurst. He was killed by an arrow through the lung, but the circumstances remain unclear. The arrow was shot by a nobleman named Walter Tirel, and, although the description of events was later embroidered with more information,[17] the earliest statement of the event was in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, which noted that the king was "shot by an arrow by one of his own men".[18] Later chroniclers added the name of the killer – Walter Tirel – and a number of other details which may or may not be true.[17] The first mention of any location more exact than the New Forest comes from John Leland writing in 1530 who stated that William died at Thorougham, a placename which has since fallen into disuse but was probably located at what is now Park Farm on the Beaulieu estates.[19][20]

William's body was abandoned by the nobles at the place where he fell. His younger brother, Henry, hastened to Winchester to secure the royal treasury, then to London, where he was crowned within days, before either archbishop could arrive. William of Malmesbury in his account of William's death stated that the body was taken to Winchester Cathedral by a few countrymen.[21]

William went hunting on 2 August 1100 in the New Forest, probably near Brockenhurst. He was killed by an arrow through the lung, but the circumstances remain unclear. The arrow was shot by a nobleman named Walter Tirel, and, although the description of events was later embroidered with more information,[17] the earliest statement of the event was in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, which noted that the king was "shot by an arrow by one of his own men".[18] Later chroniclers added the name of the killer – Walter Tirel – and a number of other details which may or may not be true.[17] The first mention of any location more exact than the New Forest comes from John Leland writing in 1530 who stated that William died at Thorougham, a placename which has since fallen into disuse but was probably located at what is now Park Farm on the Beaulieu estates.[19][20]

William's body was abandoned by the nobles at the place where he fell. His younger brother, Henry, hastened to Winchester to secure the royal treasury, then to London, where he was crowned within days, before either archbishop could arrive. William of Malmesbury in his account of William's death stated that the body was taken to Winchester Cathedral by a few countrymen.[21]

William went hunting on 2 August 1100 in the New Forest, probably near Brockenhurst. He was killed by an arrow through the lung, but the circumstances remain unclear. The arrow was shot by a nobleman named Walter Tirel, and, although the description of events was later embroidered with more information,[17] the earliest statement of the event was in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, which noted that the king was "shot by an arrow by one of his own men".[18] Later chroniclers added the name of the killer – Walter Tirel – and a number of other details which may or may not be true.[17] The first mention of any location more exact than the New Forest comes from John Leland writing in 1530 who stated that William died at Thorougham, a placename which has since fallen into disuse but was probably located at what is now Park Farm on the Beaulieu estates.[19][20]

William's body was abandoned by the nobles at the place where he fell. His younger brother, Henry, hastened to Winchester to secure the royal treasury, then to London, where he was crowned within days, before either archbishop could arrive. William of Malmesbury in his account of William's death stated that the body was taken to Winchester Cathedral by a few countrymen.[21]

William went hunting on 2 August 1100 in the New Forest, probably near Brockenhurst. He was killed by an arrow through the lung, but the circumstances remain unclear. The arrow was shot by a nobleman named Walter Tirel, and, although the description of events was later embroidered with more information,[17] the earliest statement of the event was in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, which noted that the king was "shot by an arrow by one of his own men".[18] Later chroniclers added the name of the killer – Walter Tirel – and a number of other details which may or may not be true.[17] The first mention of any location more exact than the New Forest comes from John Leland writing in 1530 who stated that William died at Thorougham, a placename which has since fallen into disuse but was probably located at what is now Park Farm on the Beaulieu estates.[19][20]

William's body was abandoned by the nobles at the place where he fell. His younger brother, Henry, hastened to Winchester to secure the royal treasury, then to London, where he was crowned within days, before either archbishop could arrive. William of Malmesbury in his account of William's death stated that the body was taken to Winchester Cathedral by a few countrymen.[21]

William went hunting on 2 August 1100 in the New Forest, probably near Brockenhurst. He was killed by an arrow through the lung, but the circumstances remain unclear. The arrow was shot by a nobleman named Walter Tirel, and, although the description of events was later embroidered with more information,[17] the earliest statement of the event was in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, which noted that the king was "shot by an arrow by one of his own men".[18] Later chroniclers added the name of the killer – Walter Tirel – and a number of other details which may or may not be true.[17] The first mention of any location more exact than the New Forest comes from John Leland writing in 1530 who stated that William died at Thorougham, a placename which has since fallen into disuse but was probably located at what is now Park Farm on the Beaulieu estates.[19][20]

William's body was abandoned by the nobles at the place where he fell. His younger brother, Henry, hastened to Winchester to secure the royal treasury, then to London, where he was crowned within days, before either archbishop could arrive. William of Malmesbury in his account of William's death stated that the body was taken to Winchester Cathedral by a few countrymen.[21]

William went hunting on 2 August 1100 in the New Forest, probably near Brockenhurst. He was killed by an arrow through the lung, but the circumstances remain unclear. The arrow was shot by a nobleman named Walter Tirel, and, although the description of events was later embroidered with more information,[17] the earliest statement of the event was in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, which noted that the king was "shot by an arrow by one of his own men".[18] Later chroniclers added the name of the killer – Walter Tirel – and a number of other details which may or may not be true.[17] The first mention of any location more exact than the New Forest comes from John Leland writing in 1530 who stated that William died at Thorougham, a placename which has since fallen into disuse but was probably located at what is now Park Farm on the Beaulieu estates.[19][20]

William's body was abandoned by the nobles at the place where he fell. His younger brother, Henry, hastened to Winchester to secure the royal treasury, then to London, where he was crowned within days, before either archbishop could arrive. William of Malmesbury in his account of William's death stated that the body was taken to Winchester Cathedral by a few countrymen.[21]

William went hunting on 2 August 1100 in the New Forest, probably near Brockenhurst. He was killed by an arrow through the lung, but the circumstances remain unclear. The arrow was shot by a nobleman named Walter Tirel, and, although the description of events was later embroidered with more information,[17] the earliest statement of the event was in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, which noted that the king was "shot by an arrow by one of his own men".[18] Later chroniclers added the name of the killer – Walter Tirel – and a number of other details which may or may not be true.[17] The first mention of any location more exact than the New Forest comes from John Leland writing in 1530 who stated that William died at Thorougham, a placename which has since fallen into disuse but was probably located at what is now Park Farm on the Beaulieu estates.[19][20]

William's body was abandoned by the nobles at the place where he fell. His younger brother, Henry, hastened to Winchester to secure the royal treasury, then to London, where he was crowned within days, before either archbishop could arrive. William of Malmesbury in his account of William's death stated that the body was taken to Winchester Cathedral by a few countrymen.[21]