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Not long afterwards, Edward brought his wife and Why should Harold, now indisputably the most queen out of the convent he had confined her. powerful man in the land, let himself fall into the To everyone in England it must have been clear clutches of William? The Norman sources that while Edward wore the crown, the claim that Edward sent Harold to Godwins had the power. But in 1052, William with the promise that the the Godwins suffered a reverse with The crown would come to him after no return: Earl Godwin’s eldest estates of Edward’s death.

On Harald’s order, the Norse left wing assaulted the fatigued Northumbrians, effectively trapping them against the river and a sizable ditch that he had paralleled during his advance to the field at Fulford. The tables were quickly turned, and the Northumbrians along the riverbank were separated from the remainder of their force by the swampy ground of the Fordland. The fighting wore on for several hours as some Northumbrian soldiers fled the field while others tried to stand fast and were killed or wounded in great numbers.

Realised that the balance of power had shifted decisively against them, for much of their own forces had slipped away, unwilling to fight the king. Edward, seeing this, delivered his terms to Earl Godwin: that he might have peace when he returned the king’s brother to him, alive. There would be no terms. Earl Godwin fled, with his wife and sons Sweyn and Tostig, to Flanders. Harold and Leofwine went into exile in Ireland. The last remaining Godwin in England was the queen, and with her family fled, Edward put Edith into a nunnery.

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