- a male given name.
- Harefoot, died 1040, king of England 1035–40 (son of Canute).
- 1022?–66, king of England 1066: defeated by William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings (son of Earl Godwin).
- Harold Hardrada, 1015–66, king of Norway 1045–66.
- Duane,1925–1996, U.S. artist and sculptor.
- HowardHarold, 1896–1981, U.S. composer.
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When Acton died in 1953, no will was found and his estate was inherited by Harold.
They bought La Pietra, where she bore a son, Harold, the following year.
New York University was not thunderstruck by the news that Sir Harold Acton had left the school his estate when he died in 1994.
Lincoln expert Harold Holzer talks about the relationship between politicians and the press then and now.What Lincoln Could Teach Fox News
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Had not the penitent Harold more peace at the last than the king Henry?Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
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What do you suppose Harold and Elizabeth are up to about this time?Bride of the Mistletoe
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He was, however, not popular—not the Harold, the “beloved leader” of his people.The First Violin
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You're the only person I can stand within a mile of me, Harold.
- surname Harefoot. died 1040, king of England (1037–40); son of Canute
- ?1022–66, king of England (1066); son of Earl Godwin and successor of Edward the Confessor. His claim to the throne was disputed by William the Conqueror, who defeated him at the Battle of Hastings (1066)
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Word Origin and History for harold
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