King Harald III of Norway - now commonly known as Harald Hardrada. He invaded England in September 1066. Anglo-Saxon King Harold marched an army north and defeated Harald, who was killed.

King Harald III Sigurdsson of Norway is now commonly known as Harald Hardrada. He invaded England (from the north) in September Anglo-Saxon King Harold marched an army north and defeated Harald, who was killed. Harald III is one of my ancestors.

Rollo (c. 846 – c. 931), baptised Robert and sometimes numbered Robert I to distinguish him from his descendants, was a Danish or Norse Viking who was founder and first ruler of the Viking principality which soon became known as Normandy. His descendants were the Dukes of Normandy, and following the Norman conquest of England in 1066 by his son William the Conqueror, kings of England.

Robert II, Duke of Normandy (c1000-1035)

Robert, first Duke of Normandy, and father of William the Conqueror. Robert was a direct descendant of the Viking who "founded" Normandy.

1066: The Battle of Fulford | History – The Norman Conquest

The Battle of Fulford

Eadwig

King Edwy, or Eadwig, the eldest son of King Edmund the Elder and St. Elgiva of Shaftesbury.

Harthacnut, House of Knýtlinga, b.1018 d.08 June 1042, son of Cnut & Emma of Normandy, King of England 1040-1042. Unmarried.

Harthacnut (the Hardy), House of Knýtlinga, June son of Cnut Emma of Normandy, King of England Unmarried.

Queen Emma/Aelfgifu of England, wife of King Aethelred and Cnut, mid-1000s

The frontispiece of the 'Encomium Emmae Reginae', one of the earliest biographies of an Englishwoman, written in 1041 or 1042 about Emma of Normandy, queen of England and wife of both Canute (as he is best known) and Aethelraed the Unready.

Guthrum, their king, promised to accept Christianity and to receive baptism at King Alfred's hand, he took the baptismal name of Athelstan. The conversion of Guthrum to Christianity meant he had taken a solemn oath to honor the peace treaty, making its significance more political than religious. The Danes kept the substance of the arrangement, moving the army back to Cirencester and ultimately to East Anglia.

Guthrum, their king, promised to accept Christianity and to receive baptism at King Alfred's hand, he took the baptismal name of Athelstan. The conversion of Guthrum to Christianity meant he had taken a solemn oath to honor the peace treaty, making its significance more political than religious. The Danes kept the substance of the arrangement, moving the army back to Cirencester and ultimately to East Anglia.

Henry of Bolingbroke, I Duke of Hereford, II Duke of Lancaster was born the only legitimate son of John of Gaunt (q.v.) in 1366. Gaunt, I Duke of Lancaster, was the second son of Edward III. His elder brother was known as the Black Prince, who died before he could become king.

Henry of Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford, II Duke of Lancaster, Henry IV

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