lfred Aetheling was the second son of Aethelred and Emma. Alfred died in 1036 when he came to England to help his mother's campaign against Harold Harefoot and Earl Godwin. He had been promised safe conduct to London and was greeted by Earl Godwin when he landed on the south coast of England with a large Norman bodyguard of men. But Earl Godwin betrayed Alfred and slaughtered all of his men. Alfred was blinded and died shortly after from his injuries.
Forced to leave England by the invasion from Denmark, Emma Aethelred's wife, fled to Normandy assisted by the Bishop of Peterborough. Sons Edward (the Confessor) and Alfred followed later along with the Bishop of London. Ethelred was not far behind.
Both Edward the Confessor and Alfred, his younger brother, came to England at different times to try and take back the English throne. Edward's attempt failed. Some time later Alfred landed in England believing he had safe conduct but his army was met by Earl Godwin and was massacred. Alfred was captured and blinded. He died shortlly afterwards from his injuries.
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