Harold Godwinson

Harold Godwinson, or Harold II; Old English: Harold Godƿinson (c. 1022 – 14 October 1066) was the last Anglo-Saxon King of England. Harold reigned from 6 January 1066 until his death at the Battle of Hastings on 14 October of that same year, fighting the Norman invaders led by William the Conqueror during the Norman conquest of England. Harold is the first of only three kings of England to have died in warfare; the other two were Richard I and Richard III.

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Bosham - History - Anglo-Saxon and Norman Periods - Harold Godwinson
... is mentioned by name in the Bayeux Tapestry, referring to the 1064 meeting of Harold and Edward the Confessor on the way to meet William of Normandy to discuss who would succeed Edward to the throne "Ubi ... of establishing the identity of the body as that of Harold II were too slim to justify disturbing a burial place ...
1060s In England - Events
... Harold Godwinson, Earl of Wessex, launches an invasion of Wales, raiding Rhuddlan. 1063 Harold captures Gwynedd. 1064 Harold Godwinson marries Ealdgyth, daughter of Ælfgar, Earl of Mercia, and widow of Welsh ruler Gruffydd ap Llywelyn ...
Harold Godwinson - Ancestry
... Ancestors of Harold Godwinson (perh.) Æthelward "the historian" (perh.) Athelmar Cild Wulfnoth Cild, Thegn of Sussex Godwin, Earl of Wessex Harold ...
History Of England - England Under The Danes and The Norman Conquest
... Harold Godwinson became king, in all likelihood appointed by Edward the Confessor on his deathbed and endorsed by the Witan ... William of Normandy, Harald III of Norway (aided by Harold Godwin's estranged brother Tostig) and Sweyn II of Denmark all asserted claims to the throne ... of 1066, though he was made king for a short time by the Witan after the death of Harold Godwinson ...

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