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Battle Of Northam
The Battle of Northam was fought in Northam, Devon in 1069 between a Normans, Norman force led by Brian of Brittany and an Anglo-Saxons, Anglo Saxon army commanded by Godwin, son of Harold Godwinson, Godwin and Edmund, son of Harold Godwinson, Edmund, two sons of the late English king Harold Godwinson. The Normans inflicted heavy casualties on the Saxons and forced them to retreat from Devon. Background English King Harold Godwinson was defeated and killed in the Battle of Hastings by the Norman William the Conqueror, who subsequently took control of most of southern England. However much of the west and north remained only nominally in or completely out of William’s control. This allowed many members of Harold’s family to continue operating with power, such as his mother Gytha Thorkelsdóttir, Gytha and his sons by Edith Swan-neck, Edith, his unofficial wife, who were called Godwin, son of Harold Godwinson, Godwin, Edmund, son of Harold Godwinson, Edmund and Magnus, son of ...
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Norman Conquest Of England
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