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date: 20 November 2019

Harold II [Harold Godwineson]locked

(1022/3?–1066)
  • Robin Fleming

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Harold II [Harold Godwineson] (1022/3?–1066), king of England, was probably born in 1022 or 1023, and was the second son of the most powerful nobleman in England, Godwine, earl of Wessex (d. 1053), and his wife, Gytha (c. 1022–1068) [see under...

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