Harold II Godwinson King Of ENGLAND

Male Abt 1022 - 1066  (~ 44 years)


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  • Name Harold II Godwinson King Of ENGLAND  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1022  Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Burial (2)Waltham Abbey, Waltham Holy Cros., Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Fact Between 1045-1053  Earl of East Anglia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Fact Between 1053-1066  Earl of Wessex Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 14 Oct 1066  Senlac, Sussex, England (slain in the Battle of Hastings) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Buried "The Cliffs of Fairlight" near Senlac Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Excerpts from Blood Royal: Harold Godwinson, though descended from the Kings of Wessex, was not considered to be of the English royal bloodline, yet in 1066, ke was elected, consecrated, and crowned King of england. In less than a year, he lost crown, country, and life. Harold had for possibly twenty years or more a common-law or hand-fast wife known as Edith Swan-Neck by whom he had issue. It was she who came after Harold's last and fatal battle "to find the mutilated corpse and to identify her lover by markings known only to herself."
    Person ID I21326  Main Tree
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2016 

    Father Godwin Earl Of ESSEX,   b. Abt 992, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1053, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Gytha SPRAKALEGG,   b. Abt 997, Halland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Between 1019 and 1020  [2
    Family ID F02849  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ealdgyth,   b. Abt 1034, Mercia, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1086  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Children 
     1. Godwin Haroldsson Prince Of ENGLAND,   b. Abt 1047  [Birth]
     2. Edmund Haraldsson Prince Of ENGLAND,   b. Abt 1049  [Birth]
     3. Magnus Haraldssson Prince Of ENGLAND,   b. Abt 1051  [Birth]
    +4. Gytha Haraldsdatter Of ENGLAND,   b. London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     5. Gundhild Haraldsdatter Princess Of ENGLAND,   b. Abt 1055  [Birth]
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F02875  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - (2)Waltham Abbey, Waltham Holy Cros., Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact - Between 1045-1053 - Earl of East Anglia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact - Between 1053-1066 - Earl of Wessex Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S01910] Blood Royal, Issue of the Kings and Queens of Medieval England 1066-1399 by. T. Anna Leese.

    2. [S03311] Royalty For Commoners - Fourth Edition, Roderick W. Stuart, (Name: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc;;).

    3. [S5840] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonist Who Came to America before 1700, Frederick Lewis Weis.