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(c. 1025—1066) magnate

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battle of Fulford

battle of Fulford  

1066.Eight months after Harold Godwineson's succession in January 1066, Harold Hardrada, king of Norway, launched a major attack, in conjunction with Tostig, Harold's brother. They sailed up the Ouse ...
battle of Stamford Bridge

battle of Stamford Bridge  

1066.A victory for King Harold Godwineson over Harold Hardrada, king of Norway, and his own brother Tostig, both of whom were killed. Harold Hardrada was asserting a purported promise of succession ...
Eadgyth

Eadgyth  

(c. 1022–75),queen of Edward the Confessor. Eadgyth was the eldest daughter of Earl Godwine, the most powerful nobleman of his day, and sister of Harold II. She married Edward in 1045 soon after his ...
Harald Hardrada

Harald Hardrada  

(d. 1066)Half brother of St Óláfr; sole king of Norway, 1047–66. Having escaped from the battle of Stiklastaðir, he grew up in Russia and entered military service in Constantinople. ...
Harold II

Harold II  

B. c.1022, 2nd s. of earl Godwin and Gytha; acc. 6 Jan. 1066; m. Ealdgyth, da. of earl Aelfgar, 1066; issue: Harold; also (illeg.) 4 s. 2 das. by Eadgyth Swanneshals (‘Swanneck’); d. 14 Oct. 1066; ...
Siward

Siward  

(d. 1055).Of Danish descent and gigantic stature, Siward seems to have come to England with Cnut and had been made earl of Deira by 1026. He subsequently served Harthacnut and Edward the Confessor, ...
St Edward the Confessor

St Edward the Confessor  

(c. 1003–66)King of England (1042–66). He succeeded King Canute's Danish heirs as king, temporarily re-establishing the West Saxon monarchy, although he favoured the Normans, among whom he had been ...
Waltheof

Waltheof  

(d. 1076).Waltheof was the son of Siward, earl of Northumberland and victor over Macbeth, who died in 1055. Waltheof did not then inherit the earldom, presumably because he was ...

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