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Encyclopedia > Gytha Thorkelsdóttir

Gyda Torkelsdotter was the daughter of Torkel Styrbjörnsson. Consequently she was the granddaughter of the disinherited Swedish prince Styrbjörn Starke, the conqueror of Jomsborg, and Tyra, the daughter of Harold Bluetooth king of Norway and Denmark. The Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish: Konungariket Sverige  listen) is a Nordic country in Scandinavia, in Northern Europe. ... A prince (from the Latin princeps) is a male member of royalty or a royal family. ... Jomsborg was a legendary Viking settlement in Pomerania by the Baltic Sea. ... Tyra was the daughter of Harold Bluetooth and his third wife Gyrid. ... Harold Bluetooth Gormson (Danish Harald Blåtand, Norwegian Harald Blåtann) (ca 935- November 1, 986), sometimes Harold II, succeeded his father Gorm the Old as king of Denmark in 958 (or 959) and was king of Norway for a few years, probably around 970. ... Norway - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The Kingdom of Denmark is geographically the smallest Nordic country and is part of the European Union. ...


In 1019, she married the Anglo-Saxon nobleman Godwin of Wessex. Among their children were Harold II of England and Tostig Godwinson, who later faced each other at the Battle of Stamford Bridge. Events Toi invasion: Jurchen pirates invade Kyushu. ... 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. ... Godwin (sometimes Godwine) (c. ... Name Harold Godwinson Lived c. ... Tostig Godwinson (~1026- September 25, 1066), Earl of Northumbria, was son to Godwin, Earl of Wessex and his second wife Gytha Thorkelsdóttir. ... The Battle of Stamford Bridge in England, which is generally considered to mark the end of the Viking era, took place on September 25, 1066, shortly after an invading Norwegian Viking army under King Harald Hardråde defeated York. ...


 
 

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