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English king, son of Godwin, ear of Wessex, 1022?-1066, defeated by the Normans at the battle of Hastings.

Fishburn and Hughes: "The last Anglo-Saxon king of England, who was defeated and killed by William the Conqueror at the battle of Hastings. Harold assumed the crown on the death of Edward the Confessor in 1066 in the face of two other claimants, Harald Hardrada of Norway whom he defeated at Stamford Bridge and William of Normandy." (85)

Borges Index: 
El inmortal, El Aleph, OC, 542. El enigma de Edward Fitzgerald, Otras inquisiciones, OC, 689. El pudor de la historia, Otras inquisiciones, OC, 755, 756. La sepultura, Literaturas germánicas medievales, OCC, 896. La Heimskringla, Literaturas germánicas medievales, OCC, 961-62. El pasado, El oro de los tigres, OP, 370.