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King Harold II (1066) Last Anglo-Saxon king of England, January to October 1066. He was defeated and killed by William of Normandy ( the Conqueror) at the Battle of Hastings. Harold succeeded his father Earl Godwine in 1053 as Earl of Wessex.. He had no bloodline to the throne but his sister Edith was married to King Edward the Confessor. In January 1066 when Edward died childless, the Witan (or Witenagemot a council of high-ranking religious and secular men) elected Harold to succeed…

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Page from William Godwin's journal recording "Birth of Mary, 20 minutes after 11 at night" (left column, four rows down)... Mary Shelley was born as Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin in Somers Town, London. She was the second child of the feminist philosopher, educator, and writer Mary Wollstonecraft, and the first child of the philosopher, novelist, and journalist William Godwin. Wollstonecraft died of puerperal fever ten days after Mary was born.

from Telegraph.co.uk

Scandalous women in British history

Writer Mary Wollstonecraft was famous for defending women's rights, as well as for her unconventional personal life. A frank biography published by her husband William Godwin after her death, which revealed, among other things, that she had borne a child out of wedlock, provoked outrage.

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Antique William Godwin Arts and Crafts poppy majolica tile 1890. 5 available. Green

Antique William Godwin Arts and Crafts poppy majolica tile 5 available. Green