At last, in 1051, the strife between King Edward and the Earl broke out openly. Edward's brother-in-law, Eustace, Count of Boulogne, visited England. On his return his men made a disturbance at Dover, and in the riot which ensued some of the townsmen as well as some of his own men were slain.
Edward called on Godwine, in whose earldom Dover was, to punish the
townsmen. Godwine refused, and Edward summoned him to Gloucester to
account for his refusal. He came attended by an armed host, but
Leofric and Siward, who were jealous of Godwine's power, came with
their armed followers to support the king. Leofric mediated, and it
was arranged that the question should be settled at a
Witenagemot to be held in London.
In the end Godwine was outlawed and
banished with all his family. Swegen went on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem
and died on the way back.
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