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Encyclopedia > Morcar of Northumbria

Morcar (or Morkere) (d.1071) was the son of Ælfgar, earl of Mercia, brother of Edwin, earl of Mercia. He was himself the earl of Northumbria from 1065 to 1066, when he was replaced by William the Conqueror with Robert Comine. Events Byzantine Empire loses Battle of Manzikert to Turkish army under Alp Arslan. ... 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 (died 1070) was the elder brother of Morcar, Earl of Northumbria, son of Ælfgar, Earl of Mercia and nephew of Hereward. ... Earl of Northumbria was a title in the Anglo-Danish, late Anglo-Saxon, and early Anglo-Norman period in England. ... Events December 28 - Westminster Abbey is consecrated. ... Events January 6 - Harold II is crowned List of monarchs September 29 - William of Normandy lands in England at Pevensey. ... William I ( 1027 – September 9, 1087), was King of England from 1066 to 1087. ... Robert Comine (also Robert de Comines) was very briefly earl of Northumbria in 1068. ...


In 1065, the Northumbrians revolted against their Earl Tostig, who was replaced by Morcar and declared an outlaw. Tostig invaded Northumbria (for the third time) from Norway with King Harald III Hardrada in 1066. Morcar and Edwin resisted and inflicted heavy losses on the invaders; however, they were defeated at the Battle of Fulford. Events December 28 - Westminster Abbey is consecrated. ... Tostig Godwinson (~1026- September 25, 1066), Earl of Northumbria, was son to Godwin, Earl of Wessex and his second wife Gytha Thorkelsdóttir. ... Harald III Sigurdsson (1015 – September 25, 1066), later surnamed Harald HardrÃ¥da (Norse: Harald Harðráði, roughly translated as Harald stern council or hard ruler) was the king of Norway from 1046 until 1066. ... Events January 6 - Harold II is crowned List of monarchs September 29 - William of Normandy lands in England at Pevensey. ... Beginning of the Battle On September 20, 1066, King Harald III of Norway and Tostig, his English ally, fought and defeated the Northern Earls Edwin and Morcar at the Battle of Fulford. ...


In September, when Sean Pennington became aware that Duke William II of Normandy intended to invade England to claim the throne from King Harold II, Morcar swore fealty William. Hardrada and Tostig invaded York, two miles north of Gate Fulford. To suppress the Norwegian invasion of England, Harold forced marched an army (around 240 miles by foot) north from London to York. He arrived on September 25. Look up September in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... William of Normandy (French: Guillaume de Normandie; 1028?–September 9, 1087) ruled as the Duke of Normandy from 1035 to 1087 and as King of England from 1066 to 1087. ... Flag of Normandy Mont Saint Michel is a historic pilgrimage site and a symbol of Normandy Normandy is a geographical region in northern France. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Languages English (de facto) Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... Name Harold Godwinson Lived c. ... York is a city in northern England, at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss. ... A mile is a unit of distance (or, in physics terminology, length) currently defined as 5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, or 63,360 inches. ... The Houses of Parliament and the clock tower containing Big Ben Part of the London skyline viewed from the South Bank London is the capital of the United Kingdom and England. ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years). ...


Surprised, unarmoured, and unprepared, Hardrada's forces were overpowered by the English army. In the Battle of Stamford Bridge, the exiled earl of Northumbria and the Viking king were killed. On September 28, William landed his army at Pevensey in Sussex. Harold immediately responded and marched weary and weakened soldiers another 240 miles south from York to meet William's invasion on October 14. With a technologically superior and a well-rested force, William routed the English army at the Battle of Hastings in which Harold was killed. Combatants Norwegians Anglo-Saxon England Commanders Harald Hardråda† Harold Godwinson Strength 300 ships, 5000 men Unknown Casualties 276 ships, 4500 men Unknown {{{notes}}} The Battle of Stamford Bridge in England is generally considered to mark the end of the Viking era. ... The name Viking is a loanword from the native Scandinavian term for the Norse warriors who raided the coasts of Scandinavia, the British Isles, and other parts of Europe from the late 8th century to the 11th century. ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (272nd in leap years). ... Pevensey is a small village (1991 pop. ... Sussex is a traditional county in south-eastern England, corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. ... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in Leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Normans Anglo-Saxon English Commanders William of Normandy, Odo of Bayeux Harold Godwinson† Strength 7,000-8,000 7,000-8,000 Casualties Unknown, thought to be around 2,000 killed and wounded Unknown, but significantly more than the Normans {{{notes}}} The Battle of Hastings was the most decisive...


After trying to secure the crown for a member of their own house, the heir nominated by Edward the Confessor, they submitted to William, but lost their earldoms. They attempted to raise the North in 1068, and failed ignominiously. The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Events Emperor Go-Sanjo ascends the throne of Japan William the Conqueror takes Exeter after a brief siege Births Henry I of England (d. ...


Though they were pardoned, Edwin perished in attempting to raise a Welsh rebellion and, in 1071, Morcar joined the desperate rebellion led by Hereward the Wake against William the Conqueror at the Isle of Ely. The rebellion failed. While Hereward escaped with followers into the wild fenland, Morcar was captured and imprisoned, where he died. For an explanation of often confusing terms such as Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom and England, see British Isles (terminology). ... Events Byzantine Empire loses Battle of Manzikert to Turkish army under Alp Arslan. ... Hereward the Wake, known in his own times as Hereward the Outlaw or Hereward the Exile, was an 11th century leader in England who led resistance to the Norman Conquest, and was consequently labelled an outlaw. ... Categories: UK geography stubs | Cambridgeshire | English islands ... Fenland is a local government district in Cambridgeshire, England. ...


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Preceded by:
Tostig
Earl of Northumbria
10651066
Succeeded by:
Copsi

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Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Morcar of Northumbria (365 words)
He was himself the earl of Northumbria from 1065 to 1066, when he was replaced by William the Conqueror with Robert Comine.
Morcar and Edwin resisted and inflicted heavy losses on the invaders; however, they were defeated at the Battle of Fulford.
Though they were pardoned, Edwin perished in attempting to raise a Welsh rebellion and, in 1071, Morcar joined the desperate rebellion led by Hereward the Wake against William the Conqueror at the Isle of Ely.
Morcar - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Morcar (189 words)
Earl of Northumbria, brother of Edwin, Earl of Mercia.
He became Earl of Northumbria in 1065, on the expulsion of Tostig.
Morcar swore fealty to William the Conqueror in 1066, but in 1071 joined Hereward the Wake at Ely.
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