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William II of Holland

William II was a Count of Holland and Zeeland from 1234 until his death. He was ruled as sole King of the Romans from 1254 onwards, he was his wife Matilda of Brabant. When his father was killed at a tournament at Corbie, William was only seven years old, his uncles and Otto, were his guardians until 1239. With the help of Duke Henry II of Brabant and the Cologne archbishop Konrad von Hochstaden, he was elected King of the Romans after the Hohenstaufen emperor Frederick II was excommunicated by Pope Innocent IV, he succeeded the Thuringian landgrave Henry Raspe who had died within a year after his election as anti-king in 1246. The next year, William decided to extend his father's hunting residence to a palace which met his new status; this would be called the Binnenhof and was the beginning of the city of The Hague. Meanwhile, after a siege of five months, William besieged Aachen for six months before capturing it from Frederick's followers. Only could he be crowned as king by Archbishop Konrad of Cologne.

He gained a certain amount of theoretical support from some of the German princes after his marriage to Elizabeth, daughter of the Welf duke Otto of Brunswick-Lüneburg, in 1252. He made. In July 1253, he defeated the Flemish army at Westkapelle and a year a cease-fire followed, his anti-Flemish policy worsened his relationship with France. From 1254 to his death he fought a number of wars against the West Frisians, he built some strong castles in Heemskerk and Haarlem and created roads for the war against the Frisians. William gave city rights to Haarlem, Delft,'s - Alkmaar. According to the Annales Wormatienses, on 10 November 1255 William "eliminated the rights of citizens who are called Pfahlbürger so that among other restrictions, none of the cities were permitted to have them or receive them". William married Elisabeth of Brunswick-Lüneburg, daughter of Otto the Child, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, in 1252, they had: Floris V, Count of Holland. In battle near Hoogwoud on 28 January 1256, William tried to traverse a frozen lake by himself, because he was lost, but his horse fell through the ice.

In this vulnerable position, William was killed by the Frisians, who secretly buried him under the floor of a house. His body was recovered 26 years by his son Floris V, who took terrible vengeance on the West-Frisians. William was buried in Middelburg. Contemporary sources, including the chronicle of Melis Stoke, portray William as an Arthurian hero. A golden statue of William can be found on the Binnenhof in The Hague, the inner court of the parliamentary complex of the Netherlands. Counts of Holland family tree

2015 Rugby World Cup warm-up matches

The 2015 Rugby World Cup warm-up matches were a series of rugby union test matches that took place in August and September 2015, as the 20 competing teams prepared for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. For most teams, their preparation kicked off in August after various training camps before the squad announcement deadline date of 31 August. Uruguay were the first to begin their warm-up campaign at the start of August, playing three tests: first against an Argentina XV, a two-test series against Japan, before playing an uncapped match against a Basque Selection team. Wales and reigning Six Nations champions Ireland followed suit a week with the first game of a home and away series, after which Wales played Italy, just days after they announced their final World Cup team. Hosts England played a home and away test series against France before they played Ireland in London. Both Ireland and France played Scotland at home, while Scotland played a home and away test series against the Italians. With a reduced 2015 Rugby Championship, participants Argentina hosted South Africa, while reigning World Cup champions New Zealand hosted Australia for the second Bledisloe Cup match of 2015.

En route to the World Cup, the Wallabies stopped off in the United States to play their national team for the first time on American soil since 1976. The United States hosted English club side Harlequins, while they faced Canada in Ottawa. Canada additionally hosted Pro12 champions Glasgow Warriors, before they faced Georgia and Fiji at a neutral venue in the United Kingdom, which hosted Georgia's encounter with Japan. Glasgow's Scottish counterparts Edinburgh, faced Romania, who took on Tonga for just their second time in their history. Aside from Harlequins, other English clubs faced international opposition, when Newcastle Falcons faced Georgia, Leicester Tigers faced Argentina, Yorkshire Carnegie played Romania and Wasps hosted Samoa. Samoa were the first international rugby union team to play at the Olympic Stadium in London, when they faced the Barbarians, with most of that team haven played for a World XV side against Japan a week earlier. Notes: Uruguay awarded caps for this match; this was Uruguay's first victory over Argentina, despite it not being a full test match.

Notes: Gareth Anscombe, Kristian Dacey, Dominic Day, Ross Moriarty Tyler Morgan and Eli Walker made their international debuts. Mike Ross earned his 50th test cap. No replacement was issued. Notes: Richie McCaw surpassed Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll world record as the most capped rugby player, with 142 caps. David Pocock earned his 50th test cap. New Zealand retained the Bledisloe Cup. Notes: Jack Conan, Nathan White, Hugh Blake and Michael Cusack made their international debuts. Notes: Sam Burgess, Calum Clark, Luke Cowan-Dickie and Henry Slade made their international debuts. François Trinh-Duc earned his 50th test cap; this was the 100th match contested between France. Notes: Santiago García Botta made his international debut. Notes: This was Japan's first win over Uruguay. Notes: Carlo Canna, Marcello Violi, John Hardie, Damien Hoyland, Rory Hughes Stuart McInally and WP Nel made their international debuts. Grant Gilchrist was due to captain Scotland, but pulled out of the game prior to kick off due to illness.

Jim Hamilton took his place in the starting XV, with hooker Kevin Bryce filling the vacated bench place. This Scottish win ended their six-match losing streak. Notes: Jamie George made his international debut. Frédéric Michalak became France's top point scorer with 394 points, surpassing Christophe Lamaison's record of 380. Notes: Niku Kruger made his international debut; this win saw the United States claim their third consecutive win over Canada, setting a new record for their longest winning streak against Canada. 41 points was the most points the United States had scored against Canada. Notes: Tadhg Furlong and Tomas Francis made their international debuts. George North earned his 50th test cap; this was Ireland's first loss at home since their 24–22 loss to New Zealand during the 2013 end of year tests. Notes: This was Scotland's largest winning margin over Italy of 41 points, surpassing the previous 38 point margin in 2003; the 48 points was the most points scored by Scotland over Italy. Notes: Giorgi Nemsadze earned his 50th test cap.

Notes: Davit Zirakashvili earned his 50th test caps. Notes: Florin Surugiu earned his 50th test cap. Paula Kinikinilau and Johan van Heerden made their international debuts; this was Tonga's first win over Romania. Notes: Chris Wyles earned his 50th test cap. Taqele Naiyaravoro and Toby Smith made their international debuts. 2015 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2015 Rugby Championship

Don't Forget Me (2016 film)

Don't Forget Me known as Remember You, is a 2016 South Korean independent film written and directed by Yoon-jung Lee, in her directorial feature debut. It stars Kim Ha-neul; the film was released in South Korea on January 7, 2016. In the middle of the night, a man reports a missing person to the police office...himself. He has lost his memory, he can only remember from the moment. He tries to find any clue as to who he might be; when he plucks up the courage to go out, he meets a woman at a psychiatric hospital, whom begins to cry upon seeing him. He begins to piece together the missing fragments of his memory, he reaches out to those he thinks might know him. Jung Woo-sung as Yeon Seok-won, lawyer who has lost the past ten years of his memory due to an accident; as he struggles to resume his life, he becomes obsessed with piecing together the puzzle to find out his past and what led him to lose his memory. Kim Ha-neul as Kim Jin-young, woman who weeps upon seeing Seok-won when they first meet, they have an instant connection and a romance develops but she has a past that she keeps hidden.

Bae Seong-woo as Oh Kwon-ho, Seok-won's best friend and fellow law firm partner who insists that Seok-won resume the case of defending one of their biggest clients despite his condition. Jang Young-nam as Kim Young-hee, client of Seok-won's' before his accident, she is on trial for the murder of her husband, but Seok-won is hesitant as there is something mysterious about his client and his past involvement with her case. On Joo-wan as Kim Dong-gun, brother of Jin-young. Lim Ju-eun as Lee Bo-young, mysterious woman who Seok-won might have been linked to before his accident. Lee Jun-hyeok as Shin Hyun-ho, insurance salesman and acquaintance of Seok-won who provides valuable clues about Seok-won's past. Yoon-jung Lee wrote and directed a 25-minute short film titled Remember O Goddess in 2010, which starred Kim Jung-tae and Choi A-ra in the lead roles; when Lee wanted to expand the short into a feature-length film, she turned to crowdfunding website Kickstarter in May 2012. Lee asked for an investment of US$30,000, but 272 individuals donated a total of US$32,293.

It was chosen as Indiewire's "Project of the Week" on May 8, 2012. The film grossed US$2.05 million on its opening in South Korea. Official website Don't Forget Me at HanCinema