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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. Dust jacket, 1066 The Year of the Conquest (1977) by David Howarth (ISBN 0-88029-014-5) This image is a book cover. ... Events Archbishop Ariberto crowns Conrad II King of Italy in Milan. ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years). ... Events January 6 - Harold II is crowned King of England the day after Edward the Confessor dies. ... 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. ... An Earl as a member of the British peerage ranks below a Marquess and above a Viscount. ... 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. ... Name Harold Godwinson Lived c. ... The Kingdom of England was first unified as a state by Athelstan of Wessex. ...


Tostig was born the third son of Godwin, Earl of Wessex and Kent, and Gytha Thorkelsdóttir. In 1051, he married Judith, the daughter of Count Baldwin IV, half-sister of Baldwin V of Flanders, and maternal aunt of Matilda who married William the Conqueror. Godwin (sometimes Godwine) (c. ... Gyda Torkelsdotter was the daughter of Torkel Styrbjörnsson. ... -1... Baldwin IV of Flanders (980 – May 30, 1036), known as the Bearded, was Count of Flanders from 988 until his death. ... Baldwin V of Flanders (d. ... Image:MatildaFlanders. ... William I ( 1028 – 9 September 1087), was King of England from 1066 to 1087, and as Guillaume II was Duke of Normandy from 1035 to 1087. ...


That same year, 1051, Tostig and his father were banished from Northumbria to which they forcefully returned in 1052. Three years later in 1055, Tostig became the Earl of Northumbria upon the death of Earl Siward. In order to secure his rule of the northern district of Northumbria, Tostig introduced martial law. Those who violated his authority were severely punished, which made him extremely unpopular. The Northumbrians revolted against Tostig in 1065 and replaced him with Morcar, brother of Edwin, Earl of Mercia, who declared Tostig an outlaw. The rebels forced Tostig to flee southward, where they followed until met by Earl Harold at Oxford who, for his own royal ambitions, granted their demands against the will of King Edward the Confessor.-1... Events Births Milarepa Deaths Heads of state Holy See - Leo IX pope (1049-1054) Categories: 1052 ... Events January 11 - Theodora becomes Reigning Empress of the Eastern Roman Empire. ... Sigurd the Dane, also known as Siward, was an English nobleman in the Eleventh Century, and the Earl of Northumbria. ... Martial Law is the system of rules that takes effect (usually after a formal declaration) when a military authority takes control of the normal administration of justice. ... Events December 28 - Westminster Abbey is consecrated. ... Morcar/Morkere (d. ... Edwin (died 1070) was the elder brother of Morcar, Earl of Northumbria, son of Ælfgar, Earl of Mercia and nephew of Hereward. ... 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. ... Name Harold Godwinson Lived c. ... Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ... Edward the Confessor or Eadweard III (c. ...


Having sailed to Flanders, Tostig sought employment with Duke William, who was preparing an invasion of England, in Normandy. Tostig raided the Isle of Wight and the Kentish and Lincolnshire coasts, stayed in Scotland, visited Norway, and in the River Tyne, he joined King Harald III Hardraade of Norway. With Hardraade's aid, Tostig sailed up the Humber and defeated Earls Morcar and Edwin at Gate Fulford. Hardraade's army invaded York. William I ( 1028 – 9 September 1087), was King of England from 1066 to 1087, and as Guillaume II was Duke of Normandy from 1035 to 1087. ... The Isle of Wight is an island off the south coast of England, opposite Southampton. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... Harald III Sigurdsson (1015 – 1066), later surnamed Harald Hardrada (Norse: Harald Harðráði, roughly translated as Harald stern council or hard ruler) was the king of Norway from 1046 until 1066. ... Humber is also the name of one of the ranges of cars manufactured by the Rootes Group Humber is also the name of a river in Newfoundland, Canada, as well as a river and a college, both in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... 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. ... York is a city in northern England, at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss. ...


On September 25, 1066, King Harold II of England (Tostig's brother) halted the Norwegian invasion at the Battle of Stamford Bridge, in which Tostig and Harald III were killed. After the death of Tostig, his two sons took refuge in Norway, while his wife Judith married Duke Welf of Bavaria. September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years). ... Events January 6 - Harold II is crowned King of England the day after Edward the Confessor dies. ... The Battle of Stamford Bridge in England is generally considered to mark the end of the Viking era. ... The Welfs were a Frankish dynasty so named because many of its members were named Welf. ... The Free State of Bavaria (German: Bayern or Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ...


Tostig in fiction

Popular (as opposed to scholarly) non-fiction books that cover Tostig's life and role in history include:

  • 1066: The Year of the Conquest (1977) by David Howarth (ISBN 0-88029-014-5)
  • The Making of the King 1066 (1966) by Alan Lloyd (ISBN 0-88029-473-6)
  • The Last English King (2000) by Julian Rathbone (ISBN 0-349-11385-8)

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Tostig Godwinson (99 words)
Tostig Godwinson was the brother of the English King, and he did everything he could to depose him.
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Tostig was declared an outlaw and fled the country.
Tostig took his own small army and attacked the North of England, only to be defeated by Earl Morcar and the Northumbrians.
Tostig sailed for Scotland and gathered an army of Scots, Flemmish, and mercenaries.
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