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Godwine [Godwin], earl of Wessexlocked

(d. 1053)
  • Ann Williams

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Godwine [Godwin], earl of Wessex (d. 1053), magnate, was probably the son of Wulfnoth Cild, a thegn of Sussex. In 1009 Wulfnoth was accused of unspecified crimes at a muster of the fleet; he fled with twenty ships and a force sent to pursue him was destroyed in a storm. The context is irrecoverable, but his accuser, ...

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