Biography of Harold II King England

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Godwinson

Descendants Family Trees:

Wulfnoth Cild Godwinson

Timeline

Around 1022 Harold II King England was born to Godwin Godwinson 1st Earl Kent and Gytha Estrigen Countess Kent

In 1049 Edmund Godwinson was born to Harold II King England and Edyth Swannesha

In 1049 Godwin Godwinson was born to Harold II King England and Edyth Swannesha

In 1051 Magnus Godwinson was born to Harold II King England and Edyth Swannesha

In 1053 Gytha Godwinson was born to Harold II King England and Edyth Swannesha

In 1055 Gunhild Godwinson was born to Harold II King England and Edyth Swannesha

In 1064 Harold II King England shipwrecked at Ponthieu

In 1064 Harold II King England was captured by Guy Ponthieu Bishop Amiens at Ponthieu

In 1064 Harold II King England was imprisoned at Beaurain Castle, Beaurainville

Around 1066 Harold Godwinson was born to Harold II King England and Ealdgyth Mercia

On Jan 1066 Harold II King England and Ealdgyth Mercia were married

Harold Crowned King

On 06 Jan 1066 Harold II King England was crowned II King England (Wessex)

Battle of Stamford Bridge

On 25 Sep 1066 Harold II King England, supported by the brothers Edwin Mercia and Morcar Mercia, defeated the Viking army at the Battle of Stamford Bridge at Stamford Bridge. Harald III King Norway and Tostig Godwinson were killed.

Battle of Hastings

On 14 Oct 1066 the Norman army led by William "Conqueror" I King England defeated the English army of Harold II King England at the Battle of Hastings fought at Senlac Hill. Aimery Thouars, Ralph de Gael Earl East Anglia, Eustace Flanders II Count Boulogne, William Fitzosbern 1st Earl Hereford, Geoffrey Chateaudun II Count Mortain, William Warenne 1st Earl Surrey, Raoul Tosny, Robert, Hugh Grandesmil, Roger "The Great" Montgomery 1st Earl Shrewsbury (possibly), Robert Mortain Count Mortain and Odo Mortain Bishop Bayeux fought for William.
The brothers Harold II King England, Gyrth Godwinson Earl East Anglia and Leofwine Godwinson 2nd Earl Kent, and Engenulphe Aigle were killed.

Around Nov 1066 Ulf Godwinson was born to Harold II King England and Ealdgyth Mercia

Harold II King England and Edyth Swannesha were married

Ancestry

Father: Godwin Godwinson 1st Earl Kent

GrandFather: Wulfnoth Cild Godwinson

Mother: Gytha Estrigen Countess Kent

GrandFather: Thorgil "Sprakling aka Strut Leg" Estrigen