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This account of the conflict comes from Knytlinga Saga: The History of the Kings of Denmark, an anonymous chronicle that may have been. (The Saga of the Knýtlingar, i. e. descendents of Knútr). probably late s. Iceland. Old Norse. An Icelandic compilation about Danish kings. The author cannot. Knytlinga Saga has 2 ratings and 0 reviews: Published by Odense University Press (Denmark), pages, Hardcover.

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King Valdimar gave him tho thirds of Knytlingq to defend and one third to the Rugeners. Early in summer he sailed home from the east to his lands in Denmark. Cruel the cuts suffered by the kinsman of Edmund, as Danish spears showered down on the shambles. King Knut laid siege to London, which was defended by King Edmund and his brothers. The author has made use of many earlier sources, such as the section of various poems that he includes in the text. Swga was a remarkable cleric and a shrewd kyntlinga, and later he was to become a great chieftain.

By then, they had submitted to Duke Heinrek of Brunswick and handed over hostages to him since he had laid claim to the whole of Wolgast and also plundered in Rugen.

Then the king went to Strele kknytlinga consult with his troops, and gave the title of king to his son Knut, who was then a year old, with the approval of Bishop Absalon and other leaders. Then on some open ground before him he saw a full-grown youngster herding a flock of sheep.

Knytlinga Saga: History Of The Kings Of Denmark

When he heard that kIng Eirik had gone abroad, he gathered a large army from his empire and led it into Wendland where he plundered the province long ruled by the Kings of Denmark. Anglo-Saxon England suffered many attacks and invasions from Viking and Scandinavian rulers. This whole army came together in knytlingq lee of the island of Mon, south of Zealand.


They met in battle and Eirik won the victory, while Ulfkel was put to flight, as Thord Kolbeinsson tells in his Lay of Eirik: This account of the conflict comes from Knytlinga Saga: The Jutes were envious, saying the Zealanders got all the money and they got sagq.

Schaprode is Schaprode on the northwest side of Ruegen]. To London town Then on knytlinya open ground before him he saw a full-grown youngster herding a flock of sheep. All the men were rescued but the cargo was lost. In the words of Ottar:. The bestower of gifts surrounded his soldiers with shields overlapping: There the men of Wolgast came to meet them, handed over hostages, and pledged their allegiance.

This battle took place kytlinga the spring, about Whitsuntide. Praised for his peacefulness by the people, he won their hearts in the eastlands, all men honoured his excellence. The Danes took his head and impaled it on a certain tree near the town.

A meeting was arranged between them at Vordingborg which Nikulas and Heinrekthe sons of Burizlavattended and King Knut divided the land between them and appointed men to watch over them. After that time had passed, he gathered an army in Denmark for a campaign overseas, also sending word to his sga Earl Eirik in Norway to levy troops and join him on an expedition to England, since Earl Eirik had a great reputation for courage and leadership in war, having won two of the most famous battles ever to be fought in Scandinavia; one of them the battle King Knytlingz Forkbeard, Olaf King of Sweden, and Earl Eirik fought against Olaf Tryggvason at Svold, the other knytling by Earl Hakon and Earl Eirik against the jomsvikmgs at Liavaag.


Then they broke ranks and ran, though some of them caught a glimpse of the king riding away from the Danes.

As soon as King Nkytlinga reached England he marched inland, looting and killing, and burning down every settlement, as Ottar the Black says:. It was then that Fridleif spoke up and said this was where his father had been killed. He had eighteen ships and sailed for Knytlunga where he began looting as soon as he reached land. Sophia went with her to Sweden and was raised at the Swedish court. They were known as the Jomsvikings.

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The battle took place at a town called Urkwhere King Valdimar gained victory and Mjuklat was killed after fleeing the battlefield. King Eirik was a man of intelligence, a fine scholar and fluent in many languages, an eloquent speaker with a remarkable memory, as Markus says:. The emperor thanked him for his words: The troops were to assemble at Gronsund, where Archbishop Askel came with the men of Skaane, Bishop Absalon with the Zealanders, and Kristoforus with his own force.

Section The Death of Burizlav. Burizlav beckoned them over, asking for a truce and a chance to talk to them, but they told him that if he wanted message delivered to them, he should send envoys.