Harold Harefoot

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Harold Harefoot

Death 17 Mar 1040 (aged 23–24)
Oxford, City of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Burial City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 12271 View Source
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King of the English (1037Ð40), illegitimate son of King Canute and ®lfgifu of Northampton. On his fatherÕs death (1035) he disputed the succession of his half brother Harthacanute to the English throne. A compromise was reached (1036) by which Harold would be regent while Harthacanute would remain in Denmark, but in 1037 ®lfgifu succeeded in having her son recognized as king. His brief reign was one of bloodshed and confusion, and he died as Harthacanute was preparing to invade England and claim his throne.

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  • Added: 4 Sep 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 12271
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Harold Harefoot (c.1016–17 Mar 1040), Find a Grave Memorial ID 12271, citing St Clement Danes Churchyard, City of Westminster, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find a Grave .