William the Conqueror's land was divided in two. William Rufus had England and his brother Robert had Normandy. This made life difficult for those Norman barons who had interests in both England and Normandy. In 1088 a revolt, led by William's uncle Odo and supported by some Norman barons attempted to remove William from the throne. Robert failed to come to England to assist the rebels and William put the revolt down. Odo was banished to Normandy. In 1096 William was able to turn the tables on his brother and he invaded Normandy. William had gained support from the Norman barons, and Robert's position became weak. Robert took the opportunity of Pope Urban II's call for a Crusade to loan Normandy to William in return for money to fund the expedition.
On the 2nd of August, 1100, William was hit with an arrow while hunting in the New Forest. Whether this was an accident or by design is not known. William was buried under the tower of Winchester Cathedral which collapsed the following year.