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Ulf Haraldsson

Birthdate: (22)
Birthplace: Wessex, England
Death: 1087 (18-26)
Immediate Family:

Son of Harold Godwinsson, King of England and Edith the Fair
Brother of Godwin Haroldsson, Earl of Kent; Magnus Haroldsson; Gytha Haraldsdóttir; Edmund Haroldsson and Gunhild Haraldsdatter
Half brother of Harold Haraldsson

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About Ulf Haraldsson

Son of Harold and his mistress, probably Eadgyth Swanneshals:

1. Godwin

2. Edmund

3. Magnus


5. (Ulf?)

6. Gunhild

6. [ULF (-after 1087).

His parentage is confirmed by Florence of Worcester who records that Robert III "Curthose" Duke of Normandy released "Ulfam Haroldi quondam regis Anglorum filium, Dunechaldumque regis Scottorum Malcolmi filium" from custody after his father's death in Sep 1087, knighted them and allowed them to leave Normandy[2072]. Freeman ascribes Ulf to Harold's legitimate marriage[2073]. If this is correct, the chronology dictates that he must have been twin with his brother Harold. Freeman appears to base his hypothesis firstly on the assumption that Ulf was younger than his brothers, and secondly on the unlikelihood of his having been held hostage in Normandy if he had been illegitimate. However, the first point indicates nothing about the identity of his mother, and the second point does not appear to be a valid supposition considering the general acceptance of illegitimate birth at the time especially if the children were born from a semi-formal "marriage" of the type practised among the Norman ducal family. Barlow is dubious about Freeman´s hypothesis[2074].]

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Ulf Haraldsson's Timeline

Wessex, England
Age 22