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Harold II of England

Harold II Godwinson (c. 102214 October 1066) was for the last nine months of his life King of England. He died at the Battle of Hastings.

AttributedEdit

  • Seven feet of English ground, or as much more as he may be taller than other men.
    • Variant translation: He will give him seven feet of English ground, or as much more as he may be taller than other men.
    • Attributed by the Icelandic writer Snorri Sturluson (1178-1241) in his Saga of Harald Hardrade.
    • 1066, when asked by his traitorous brother, Tostig, how much of England he was prepared to give up to the invading King Harald Hardrada of Norway

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