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, d. 1053, earl of Wessex. He became chief adviser to King Canute, was created (c.1018) an earl, and was given great wealth and lands. After Canute's death (1035) Godwin and Queen Emma, Canute's widow, supported the claims to succession of her son
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 (d. 1053).
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In late Anglo-Saxon England, names of Germanic origin like Old English Godwine, Wulfsige, Dodda (all male) were commonplace.
Old English personal names were mostly formed by two meaningful elements denoting certain admired qualities (Godwine 'friend of God', Cwenhild 'queen of battle').
It says: "In Farnley Tyas, Godwine and Swein had 3 carucates of land to the geld, and there could be 3 ploughs.
Unlike some other works on late Anglo-Saxon society, Williams does not concentrate on the most famous of earls, Godwine of Wessex.
c) Da com Godwine eorl & Swegen eorl & Harold eorl togaedere aet Byferes stan & manig mann mid heom.
Paer wearp Oddan bearn aerest on fleame, Godric fram guoe, and pone godan forlet pe him manigne oft mearh gesealde; he gehleop pone eoh pe ahte his hlaford, on pam ger.dum pe hit riht ne waes, and his brooru mid him begen aerndon, Godwine and Godwig, guoe ne giemdon, ac wendon fram pam wige and pone wudu sohton, flugon on paet faesten and hira feore burgon, and manna ma ponne hit .nig m.p w.re (186-195) (There Godric, Odda's son, was first in the flight from battle.
1 (Staff.), death of Nicholas son of William Godwine; TNA JUST 2/215, mm.
Edith, the daughter of Earl Godwine and wife of Edward the Confessor, who spent part of her childhood with the nuns of Wilton Abbey in the 1030s and 40s, was later credited with having known music, grammar, and languages, which she had presumably learnt in the abbey.
Un lur vassal de la maisun, Godwine l'esquieler par nun, 1324 Tant ad forment dieble entice, Empeint a fere malveiste, Ke a la femme s'est ajuste; Tant ad requis, tant parle 1328 Ke il sunt tut a un voleir De fere la folur pur veir; Kar nature est, bien le savez, She stayed and exerted herself every day of the week as much as she could to work for the needs of the church.
The English contender, Harold (son of Godwine) having just defeated an invasion force led by Harold Hardrada, King of Norway, at Stamford Bridge, marched south to block William's northern advance from the Kentish coast.
Godric, Godwine, and Godwig are Anglo-Saxon names, but Odda is Danish; this suggests an English mother and a Danish father.(6)