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Encyclopedia > Edwin, Earl of Mercia

Edwin (died 1070) was the elder brother of Morcar, Earl of Northumbria, son of Ælfgar, Earl of Mercia and nephew of Hereward. He succeeded to his father's title and responsibilities on Ælfgar's death in 1062. Edwin appears as Earl Edwin in the Domesday Book. He was the last of the Anglo-Saxon earls of Mercia, being killed early in the Fenland campaign against William the Conqueror's takeover of England (including his and his family's property). Events Hereward the Wake begins a Saxon revolt in the Fens of eastern England. ... Morcar, Earl of Northumbria (fl. ... Ælfgar (died 1062) was the elder brother of Hereward (later known as The Wake) and son of Leofric, Earl of Mercia and Eldiva (Godiva). ... Hereward the Wake was an 11th century leader in England who led resistance to the Norman Conquest and was consequently labelled an outlaw. ... Events Founding of Marrakech The Almoravids overrun Morocco and establish a kingdom from Spain to Senegal. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Anglo-Saxons refers collectively to the groups of Germanic tribes who achieved dominance in southern Britain from the mid-5th century, forming the basis for the modern English nation. ... Mercia, sometimes spelled Mierce, was one of the kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy, in what is now England, in the region of the Midlands, with its heart in the valley of the River Trent and its tributary streams. ... Redgrave and Lopham Fen. ... William I ( 1027 – September 9, 1087), was King of England from 1066 to 1087. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ...


His younger brother, Morcar was elected Earl of Northumbria when Tostig Godwinson was ejected by the Northumbrians (October 3, 1065. His sister, Edith, had been married to Harold Godwinson until the latter's death at Hastings on October 14, 1066. Morcar, Earl of Northumbria (fl. ... Section from Shepherds map of the British Isles about 802 AD showing the kingdom of Northumbria Northumbria is primarily the name of an Anglian kingdom which was formed in Great Britain at the beginning of the 7th century, and of the much smaller earldom which succeeded the kingdom. ... Tostig Godwinson (1026? – September 25, 1066) was an Anglo-Saxon earl of Northumbria and brother of King Harold II of England, the last Anglo-Saxon King of England. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in Leap years). ... Events December 28 - Westminster Abbey is consecrated. ... Name Harold Godwinson Lived c. ... The Battle of Hastings was the decisive Norman victory in the Norman conquest of England in 1066. ... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in Leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events January 6 - Harold II is crowned King of England the day after Edward the Confessor dies. ...


In 1068, Edwin and Morcar were defeated by William at York. Events Emperor Go-Sanjo ascends the throne of Japan William the Conqueror takes Exeter after a brief siege Births Henry I of England (d. ... York is a city in northern England, at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss. ...

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Ælfgar, Earl of Mercia Ælfgar (died 1062) was the elder brother of Hereward (later known as The Wake) and son of Leofric, Earl of Mercia and Eldiva (Godiva). ...

Edwin, Earl of Mercia Followed by:

The country was taken over by Normans


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Tostig Godwinson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (680 words)
Tostig was born the third son of Godwin, Earl of Wessex and Kent, and Gytha Thorkelsdóttir.
On 3 October 1065 the thegns of Yorkshire and the rest of Yorkshire descended on York and occupied the city.
The earls Edwin and Morcar defeated him decisively, and deserted by his men, he fled to his sworn brother, King Malcolm III of Scotland.
GERMANIA: Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Vandals, Vikings, Orkney, etc. (6326 words)
If a contemporary was betting on which English Kingdom would have dominated the others, Mercia might long have seemed the one poised to do so, as it was larger and bordered on most of the others.
For instance, the line of Thorstein the Red intermarries with the Earls of Orkney -- the Orkneys are the group of islands off the north end of Scotland.
The Lords, called Earls in English fashion, thus with equal or better justice could be called "Jarls," with the Norwegian cognate.
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