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Harold Godwinson crowned King of England

Harold Godwinson crowned King of England

On Edward’s death, the King’s Council (the Witenagemot) confirmed Edward’s brother-in-law Harold, Earl of Wessex, as King. With no royal bloodstream, and fearing rival promises from William Duke of Normandy and the Ruler of Norway, January 1066 harold acquired himself crowned in Westminster Abbey on 6, your day after Edward’s …

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