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The Rufus Stone at Canterton

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The Rufus stone was erected to mark the spot where King William Rufus was shot. The inscription reads: "Here stood the Oak Tree, on which an arrow shot by Sir Walter Tyrell at a stag, glanced and struck King William the second, surnamed Rufus, on the breast, of which he instantly died, on the second day of August anno 1100."