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Earl Godwin Kent WESSEX


  • Born: Abt 1101, Halland, , Sweden
  • Married: 1019, Halland, , Sweden

   Ancestral File Number: B19S-FV.

   General Notes:

Cousin of King Canute the Great.

Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Gytha Sister of Jarl & Daughter of Thorkils, Mar Godwine, Earl Essex and Kent."

The Oxford Book of Royal Anecdotes, Elizabeth Longford, 1991, Oxford Univ Press, pxviii: "Saxons and Danes Genealogy: Gythamar Earl Godwin."

The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch I, p27:
[1068] "But soon after Christmas, William felt himself obliged to take the field. He had learned that Exeter, the richcommercial city of the south-west, was making preparations to resist him. It was in a district where Harold and his family had had large possessions. His mother was in the city, and perhaps others of the family..."
"...Harold's mother, Gytha, left the city before its surrender, and finally found a refuge in Saint Omer, in Flanders. Harold's sons also, if they were in Exeter, made their escape before its fall..."

Ancestral File Ver 4.13 B19S-FV Gytha THORGILSSON Born Abt 1101 Halland Sweden.

   Marriage Information:

Gytha married Earl Godwin Kent WESSEX, son of Wulfnoth SUSSEX, in 1019 in Halland, , Sweden. (Earl Godwin Kent WESSEX died in 1053.)

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