Rufus

Rufus - the red-head - was the son of William the Conqueror. The story of his mysterious death in the New Forest in the year 1099 is told in 'The Hunt' chapter of THE FOREST. The place today is marked by the Rufus Stone - or is it? This mystery, also, forms part of the tale of THE FOREST.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Only one man was allowed to live in the royal palace of China, known as the Forbidden City: the emperor. All the other inhabitants were either women - wives, concubines or servants - or the famous palace eunuchs. Nearly all eunuchs were castrated when they were still only boys. But there were just a few who chose to be castrated after they became men, and even had children of their own. They did it for the money. 




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