His cognomen "Harefoot" referred to his speed, and the skill of his huntsmanship. King Harold I (Harefoot) of England 1016 – 1040. Posted on 05/08/2016 17/04/2020 by H Y Wheeler. Father – King Cnut Mother – Aelfgifu of Northampton Spouse – Aelfgifu Children – Aelfwine

Harold Harefoot, or Harold I, (c. 1015–17 March 1040) was King of England from 1035 to 1040. Harold Harefoot, also Harold I, (c. 1015 – 17 March 1040) was King of England from 1035 to 1040. [1] He was the son of Cnut the Great, king of England, Denmark, and Norway by Ælfgifu of Northampton. Harold Harefoot, also Harold I, (c. 1015 – March 17, 1040) was King of England from 1035 to 1040.He was said to be the son of Canute the Great, King of England, of Denmark, of Norway, some of Sweden, by his wife Aelgifu of Northampton, although there was some skepticism that he was Canute's son.. Harold Godwinson (c. 1022 – 14 October 1066), often called Harold II, was the last crowned Anglo-Saxon king of England.Harold reigned from 6 January 1066 until his death at the Battle of Hastings, fighting the Norman invaders led by William the Conqueror during the Norman conquest of England.His death marked the end of Anglo-Saxon rule over England. He was said to be the son of Canute the Great, King of England, Denmark, Norway, and some of Sweden, by his wife Aelgifu of Northampton.There was skepticism about his being Canute's son.