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In Harthacnut’s continuing Godwin family had risen to prominence from absence, Harold Harefoot was crowned king – and obscure origins under Cnut. Godwin welcomed Emma was sent into exile. Not to Normandy Alfred and his men and took them to Guildford, Cnut from a 14th-century manuscript. The story of the tide was meant to indicate the king’s humility, not his arrogance – where Edward might have given her a frosty reception – but to Flanders. However, Emma was not yet finished with being queen. She commissioned her defence, a work exonerating her of all blame, and renewed her contacts with Harthacnut.

1004 – 5 January 1066 The exile who returned to claim the throne kept England united and peaceful for nearly quarter of a century. But Edward’s failure to establish a clear successor led to the Norman Conquest. Brief Bio 35 Sowing the seeds Ælfgifu. As part of the marriage settlement, Emma probably extracted the promise that the children of her marriage would have priority in succession and so she set about producing another heir: Harthacnut was born in 1018. All but abandoned by their mother, Edward and his brother Alfred grew to manhood in Normandy.

Claimed that But the examples of Sweyn A king could not rule without Edward the Confessor Forkbeard and, especially, their assent and, in choosing the Cnut had shown that might new king, theirs were the most had decided to be trumped claims of blood. And powerful voices. Assembled celibate, thus leaving the only available blood relative as they were, there can be no no direct heir to to Edward was the young – no doubt that England’s magnates more than 13 – Edgar Ætheling, chose Harold as king; a choice made the throne the grandson of Edmund Ironside.

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