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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Godwin

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Earl of the West Saxons, a powerful English noble of the 11th century and father of Harold II.; first comes into prominence in the reign of Cnut; was created an earl previous to 1018, and shortly afterwards became related to the king by marriage; he was a zealous supporter of Harthacnut in the struggle which followed the demise of Cnut; subsequently was instrumental in raising Edward the Confessor to the throne, to whom he gave his daughter Edith in marriage; continued for some years virtual ruler of the kingdom, but in 1051 his opposition to the growing Norman influence brought about his banishment and the confiscation of his estates; in 1052 he returned to England and was received with so great popular acclaim that the king was forced to restore to him his estates and offices; d . 1054.


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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Godwin'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/nut/g/godwin.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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