On September, 1066, Earl Tostig Godwinsson and King Harold Hardradi of Norway were defeated and killed at Stamford Bridge,
Yorkshire, by Tostig's brother, King Harold of England.
But the alliance that ended in the spilt blood of Tosti and Hardradi led also to the sharing of blood between their descendants.
In the 13th Century, the bloodlines converged within Hakon "Longlegs" Hakonarson (King of Norway).
When my grandfather, Gudmundur Palmason, married Ketilridur Porkilsdottir, the bloodlines of Tostig and Hardradi once
more affirmed their alliance.