Morcar of Northumbria d. c 1070

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Morcar was the son of Aelfgar of Mercia and his wife Aelfgifu. He became Earl of Northumbria after Tostig Godwinson was exiled. Morcar and his brother Edwin were defeated by Harald Hardrada and Tostig Godwinson at the Battle of Fulford. They did not take part in the Battle of Hastings. After William of Normandy took control they tried to resist. Morcar was killed around 1070.

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Heather Y Wheeler. (2020). Morcar of Northumbria d. c 1070. Available: Last accessed July 21st, 2024