GYTHA (married c.1019 - after 1069 St Omer).
Estimated birth 1000.
Adam of Bremen:
Florence of Worcester:
m (1019) GODWIN Earl of Wessex, son of WULFNOTH "Cild" & his wife --- (-Winchester 15 Apr 1053, bur Winchester Old Minster).
Harold and Tostig, faced each other at the Battle of Stamford Bridge, where Tostig was killed. Less than a month later, three of her sons, Harold, Gyrth, and Leofwine, were killed at the Battle of Hastings.
Shortly after the Battle of Hastings, Gytha was living in Exeter and may have been the cause of that city's rebellion against William the Conqueror in 1067, which resulted in his laying siege to the city. She pleaded unsuccessfully with him for the return of the body of her slain son, king Harold. According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Gytha left England after the Norman conquest, together with the wives or widows and families of other prominent Anglo-Saxons, all the Godwin family estates having been confiscated by William. Little else is known of Gytha's life after that time, although it is probable that she went to Scandinavia (as her granddaughter and namesake), where she had relatives.
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