When did harold godwinson became earl of wessex
At this time Harold became Earl of Eastern England.
The area extended across East Anglia, Essex, Huntingdonshire, and Cambridgeshire.
Whilst there, he swears a sacred oath to support William of Normandy's claim to the English throne.
Harold later insists that he was tricked into taking this oath.
Godwin and his sons, Tostig and Gyrth went Flanders and Harold went to Ireland.
The following year they all returned and sailed up the Thames in force.
In 1055 Harold's brother Tostig became the Earl of Northumbria.
He had three brothers Swegen, Tostig and Gyrth and a sister called Edith.