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  •  Harald of Norway (1+ / 0-)
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    Just a historical quibble.

    Harald did not go home because he was killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge (as indeed was Tostig, as I understand the history).

    There is no man alive who is sufficiently good to rule the life of the man next door to him. Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris, M.P.

    by Gary J on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 05:12:31 AM PST

    •  Thanks for catching that. (1+ / 0-)
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      Harald (the Norwegian guy) and Tostig died at the Battle of Stamford Bridge. And then Harold (the English guy) died at Hastings. So 3 of the 4 pretenders to the the throne died within a week of each other.

      Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.

      by Dbug on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 05:21:16 AM PST

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