Harold II of England

Anglo-Saxon King 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.

HAROLD SACRAMENTUM FECIT VVILLELMO DUCI ("Harold made an oath to Duke William"). Bayeux Tapestry: This scene is said to have taken place at Bagia (Bayeux, probably in Bayeux Cathedral). It shows Harold touching two altars with the enthroned Duke looking on, and is central to the Norman Invasion of England

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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