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1003 CE: Birth of Edward the Confessor at Islip, Oxfordshire.
 
 
1042 CE - 1066 CE: Reign of Edward the Confessor, king of England.
 
 
1043 CE: Coronation of Edward the Confessor at Winchester Cathedral.
 
1045 CE: Edward the Confessor marries Edith Godwin.
 
 
1051 CE: William, Duke of Normandy, visits Edward the Confessor who, according to Norman sources, promises William the crown of England.
 
1051 CE: Edward the Confessor exiles the powerful Godwines for disloyalty.
 
 
1052 CE: Edward the Confessor returns the lands and titles to the powerful Godwines.
 
1053 CE: Harold Godwinson becomes the Earl of Wessex.
 
 
1053 CE: Earl Godwin, Earl of Wessex, dies.
 
 
1054 CE: An English army wins victories against the Scottish king Macbeth.
 
 
1063 CE - 1064 CE: Harold Godwinson, with help from his brother Tostig, launches a successful military campaign by land and sea against the king of Wales, Gruffydd ap Llywelyn.
 
 
1064 CE: Possible visit to Normandy by Harold Godwinson, Earl of Wessex. Norman writers would claim he was captured and held by William the Conqueror until he promised to be the Norman's vassal in England.
 
 
1065 CE: A revolt in Northumbria against Tostig, the Earl of Northumbria, is put down by Harold Godwinson, Earl of Wessex.
 
 
1065 CE: Consecration of Westminster Abbey, built by Edward the Confessor.
 
 
1066 CE: Death of Edward the Confessor at Westminster.
 
 
1066 CE: Harold Godwinson is crowned Harold II, king of England, probably in Westminster Abbey.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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