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What happened to Earl Godwine’s family?

April 18, 2010 by Mercedes Rochelle | 5 Comments | Filed in Battle of Hastings, 1066, Earl Godwine of Wessex, The Sons of Godwine

Godwine, Earl of Wessex was one of the most powerful Saxons of his day.  At the height of his career, it looked like he was positioned to found a powerful dynasty.  He had six strapping sons: Swegn, Harold, Tostig, Gyrth, Leofwine, and Wulfnoth, and his daughter Edith was married to the King of England.  It is […]