Harold II of England
Harold II Godwinson (c. 1022 – 14 October 1066) was the last crowned Anglo-Saxon king of England. Harold reigned from 6 January 1066 until his death at the Battle of Hastings, fighting the Norman invaders led by William the Conqueror during the Norman conquest of England. His death marked the end of Anglo-Saxon rule over England.
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- Seven feet of English ground, or as much more as he may be taller than other men.
- Variant translation: He will give him seven feet of English ground, or as much more as he may be taller than other men.
- Attributed by the Icelandic writer Snorri Sturluson (1178-1241) in his Saga of Harald Hardrade.
- When asked by his traitorous brother, Tostig, how much of England he was prepared to give up to the invading King Harald Hardrada of Norway, he said 6 feet of ground for a grave.