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Gyrth Godwinsson, Earl of East Anglia

Also Known As: "Gyrð Gōdwinson"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Wessex, Isle of Thanet, Kent, England
Death: Died in Hastings, East Sussex, England
Cause of death: killed in the Battle of Hastings
Place of Burial: England
Immediate Family:

Son of Gōdwine Wulfnothsson, Earl of Wessex and Gyða Torgilsdotter þórgilsdóttir
Brother of Druella Gōdwinesdatter; Harold Godwinsson, King of England; Sweyn Godwinson, Earl of Herefordshire; Eadgyth Gōdwinesdatter, Queen of England; Tostig Godwinson, Earl of Northumbria and 6 others

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About Gyrth Godwinsson, Earl of East Anglia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyrth_Godwinson

Gyrth Godwinson (Old English: Gyrð Gōdwinson) (c. 1032[1] – October 14, 1066) was the fourth son of Earl Godwin, and thus a younger brother of Harold II of England. He went with his eldest brother Swegen into exile to Flanders in 1051, but unlike Swegen he was able to return with the rest of the clan the following year. Along with his brothers Harold and Tostig, Gyrth was present at his father's death-bed.

Following the death of his father in April 1053, the Godwinsons managed to retain their hold on England. Harold inherited the Earldom of Wessex and became second in power only to the king. Gyrth was made Earl of East Anglia, Cambridgeshire and Oxfordshire some time between 1055 and 1057[2]. Together with his brother Leofwine's Earldoms of Kent, Essex, Middlesex, Hertford, Surrey and probably Buckinghamshire[3] the Godwinsons now controlled the entirety of East England.

According to Orderic Vitalis and William of Malmesbury, he tried (ineffectually) to prevent Harold from engaging William of Normandy in battle, saying that he instead could lead the English forces and urging his brother not to break the oath which he had sworn to William confirming the latter's succession. Harold, however, ignored Gyrth's advice. Gyrth fought at and was killed in the Battle of Hastings alongside his brothers Harold and Leofwine[4].

Gyrth was portrayed by actor Malcolm Webster in the two-part BBC TV play Conquest (1966), part of the series Theatre 625.

Gyrth, Earl of East Anglia1

M, #106677, d. 14 October 1066

Last Edited=7 Sep 2005

    Gyrth, Earl of East Anglia was the son of Godwine, Earl of Wessex and Gytha (?). (1) He died on 14 October 1066 at Hastings, Sussex, England, wounds in action. (1)
    Gyrth, Earl of East Anglia gained the title of Earl of East Anglia in 1057. (1) He fought in the Battle of Hastings on 14 October 1066. (1)

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Gyrth Godwinsson, Earl of East Anglia's Timeline

1030
1030
England
1066
October 14, 1066
Age 36
Hastings, East Sussex, England
1066
Age 36
England
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Also Of, Isle Of Thanet, Kent, England
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Also Of, Isle Of Thanet, Kent, England
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Also Of, Isle Of Thanet, Kent, England