Biography of Gyrth Godwinson Earl East Anglia
Around 1032 Gyrth Godwinson Earl East Anglia was born to Godwin Godwinson 1st Earl Kent, Earl Wessex and Gytha Estrigen Countess Kent, Countess Wessex.
Around 1056 Gyrth Godwinson Earl East Anglia was created as Earl East Anglia.
Battle of Hastings
On 14 Oct 1066 the Norman army led by William "Conqueror" I King England defeated the English army of Harold II King England at the Battle of Hastings fought at Senlac Hill. Aimery Thouars, Ralph de Gael Earl East Anglia, Eustace Flanders II Count Boulogne, William Fitzosbern 1st Earl Hereford, Geoffrey Chateaudun II Count Mortain, III Count Perche, William Warenne 1st Earl Surrey, Raoul Tosny, Robert Beaumont-Roger 1st Earl Leicester, Count Meulan, Hugh Grandesmil, Roger "The Great" Montgomery 1st Earl Shrewsbury (possibly), Robert Mortain Count Mortain, 1st Earl Cornwall and Odo Mortain Bishop Bayeux fought for William.
The brothers Harold II King England, Gyrth Godwinson Earl East Anglia and Leofwine Godwinson 2nd Earl Kent, and Engenulphe Aigle were killed.
Paternal Family Tree: Godwinson
Descendants Family Trees:
Wulfnoth Cild Godwinson
Father: Godwin Godwinson 1st Earl Kent, Earl Wessex
GrandFather: Wulfnoth Cild Godwinson
Mother: Gytha Estrigen Countess Kent, Countess Wessex
GrandFather: Thorgil "Sprakling aka Strut Leg" Estrigen