King Harold II (Harold Godwineson)(1022?-1066), Reigned 1066
Sitter associated with 5 portraits
Harold reigned following the death of his brother-in- law Edward 'the confessor'. He was defeated at the battle of Hastings in 1066 which marked the end of Anglo-saxon rule.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
by William Grainger, after Hamilton
line engraving, circa 1782
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