Born: 968 AD
Died: 1057 AD, at 89 years of age.
968 - Leofric, Earl of Mercia was born.
1030 - He had certainly become Earl of Mercia.
1035 - He supported her son Harold Harefoot against Harthacanute, Cnut's son by Emma, when Cnut died.
1040 - Harold died and was succeeded by Harthacanute, who made himself unpopular with heavy taxation in his short reign.
1042 - He was succeeded by his half-brother Edward the Confessor.
1050 - Leofric and Godiva appear jointly in the grant of land to the monastery of St Mary, Worcester and the endowment of the minster at Stow St Mary, Lincolnshire.
1055 - His son Elfgar was outlawed, "without any fault", says the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
- He raised an army in Ireland and Wales and brought it to Hereford, where he clashed with the army of Earl Ralph of Herefordshire and severely damaged the town.
1057 - Leofric died "at a good old age" died on the 30th of September at his estate at Kings Bromley in Staffordshire.
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