Robert II

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Robert II

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(Biography) 1316–90, king of Scotland (1371–90)
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Newcastle Named after the castle built in 1080 by Robert Curthose, William the Conqueror's eldest son, following which it became known as Novum Castellum or New Castle.
He also took a leading role in reconciling the Conqueror with his eldest son Robert Curthose in 1081.
Robert Curthose was twice driven into exile, defeated his father in battle, and fought to defend his duchy from his brothers William Rufus and Henry who controlled the throne of England.
He enlarged the royal domains and contrived in the 1070s and 1080s to play off William the Conqueror against his eldest son Robert Curthose in Normandy, taking payment from each side as opportunity offered.
Castle Keep Newcastle Castle Keep is the site of the 'New Castle', built in 1080, which gave the city its name and was founded by Robert Curthose, eldest son of William the Conqueror.
46 Robert Curthose was the rebellious eldest son of which king of England?
Chapters three and four deal with Henry's military conflicts with his brothers William Rufus and Robert Curthose, suggesting that Henry's successes owed much to his ability to draw support for his cause from disgruntled Norman nobles.
The 'New Castle' (which gave the town its name) was founded in 1080 by the eldest son of William the Conqueror, Robert Curthose, and built using earth and timber.
The wooden "new castle" was built by Robert Curthose, William the Conqueror's eldest son, in 1080.