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Godwin Wulfnothsson Earl of Wessex
(Abt 0987-1053)
Gytha Thorkilsdottir
(Abt 0997-)
King Harold II Godwinson of England
(Abt 1025-1066)
Edith "Swan-Neck"
(Abt 1035-)
Gunhild Haroldsdatter
(Abt 1062-)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Alan 'the Red' Rufus Lord of Richmond

Gunhild Haroldsdatter

  • Born: Abt 1062
  • Unmarried: Alan 'the Red' Rufus Lord of Richmond about 1093

  General Notes:

Continuing to live in England after the Battle of Hastings, and the death of her father, Gunhild had become a nun at Wilton, under the Abbess Christina, a daughter of Edward 'the Exile', King Æthelred's grandson. Antoher woman there, was Christina's niece, Edith, the daughter of King Malcolm of Scots and Saint Margaret. Malcolm had apparently wanted to marry Edith to the old, but extremely wealthy, Breton lord of Richmond, Alan the Red (Rufus), a son of Eudo Count of Ponthièvre in Brittany. But instead, about 1093, Alan 'abducted' Gunhild from the cloister, having presumably met and preferred her when inspecting Edith. Gunhild, then probably in her thirties, lived with him until his death, which occured soon afterwards.

See also Edith Matilda "Atheling", Princess of Scotland, for her a discussion on the relationship with Alan Rufus.

Gunhild had a relationship with Alan 'the Red' Rufus Lord of Richmond about 1093. (Alan 'the Red' Rufus Lord of Richmond was born about 1025 and died about 1098 in Richmond, North Yorkshire, England.)



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