The Rex Guide to the Kings and Queens of England
Copyright 2013 by Rachel Mowbray
all the water in the rough rude sea
can wash the balm from an anointed King;”
William Shakespeare, Richard II
Harold II Godwinson (b.1022, d.1066) the last Saxon king of England. Having defeated the Danes he died of his wounds following the Battle of Hastings in 1066. An event recorded by the Bayeux Tapestry. He reigned between January 5th and October 14th 1066 and is buried in Waltham Abbey.