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Godwin, Earl of Wessex, 1001?-1053


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    • us: Godwine, Earl of Wessex, 1001?-1053
    • us: Godwin Wulfnothsson, Earl of Wessex, 1001?-1053
    • us: Godwine Wulfnothsson, Earl of Wessex, 1001?-1053
    • us: Wulfnothsson, Godwin, Earl of Wessex, 1001?-1053
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    • Godwin, Wulfnothsson, Earl of Wessex, -1053
    • Godwin, Wulfnothsson, Earl of Wessex, d. 1053
  • Sources

    • found: Barlow, Frank. The Godwins, c2003: p. 193 (Godwin, Wulfnothsson, e. of Wessex) p. 21 (Earl Godwin; Godwin, earl of Wessex, died 1053) p. 22 (father of Harold, King of England in 1066)
    • found: Grills, H.J. The life and times of Godwine, Earl of Wessex, 2009)
    • found: Wikipedia, 11 July 2016: under Godwin, Earl of Wessex (Godwin of Wessex; born 1001, probably in Sussex; died 15 April 1053 in Winchester; one of the most powerful earls in England under the Danish king Cnut the Great and his successors)
    • found: Encyclopaedia Britannica online, 11 July 2016: under Godwine (Godwine, also spelled Godwin (died April 15, 1053), earl of Wessex; the most powerful man in England during the opening years of the reign of Edward the Confessor; although an Anglo-Saxon, Godwine became a favourite of the Danish king of England, Canute the Great, who made him earl of Wessex about 1018)
    • found: English Monarchs website, 11 July 2016 (Godwin, Earl of Wessex; 1001 - 15 April 1053; Godwin was the son of Wulfnoth Cild, thegn of Sussex)
    • found: Hampshire History website, 11 July 2016 (Earl Godwin(e) of Wessex was one of the most powerful men in England before the Norman Conquest and his life is inextricably bound to Wessex and Hampshire; he was born around 1000 and his father was possibly a ruler in Sussex, known as Wulfnoth)
    • found: Spartacus Educational website, 11 July 2016: Medieval Britain, The Anglo Saxons (Earl Godwin; Godwin, the son of the late tenth-century renegade and pirate Wulfnoth Cild of Compton, West Sussex, who had rebelled against Ethelred the Unready, was born in about 1001; Earl Godwin died on 15th April, 1053)
    • found: Various internet sites, 11 July 2016 (Godwin Wulfnothsson; Godwine Wulfnothsson; born about 987 to about 1000)
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    • 2006-01-12: new
    • 2016-07-12: revised
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