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 Knut was in Hedeby at the time, and when he heard about King Svein he gathered forces in Jutland.

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Peace will suit you better than war. They had wanted to be ready to defend their country should it be attacked, but now they sent fine gifts and friendly words to Knut, who was delighted with the news.

A great battle had to be fought there before he was able to win Mildinborg, with slaughter on such a scale that men walked across the River Milden on human bodies without wetting their feet. King Eirik seized a great deal of money as war booty but would take none of it for himself, and divided it all amongst his troops.

Later he fought great battles in Northumberland on the River Tees, killing many there, while others fled to perish in bogs and ditches. He was a strong ruler, and punished severely all those with whom he thought he had a score to settle: When King Valdimar heard about this he told his son Kristoforus and Bishop Absalon to defend the country, but not wishing to make their stand within the kingdom itself, they ordered a levy of one ship from each district of Denmark for an expedition abroad.


Knytlinga Saga: History Of The Kings Of Denmark by Hermann Pálsson

Men came from Germany too, wishing to fight against the infidel for the sake of God. Early in summer he sailed home from the east to his lands in Denmark. Kristoforus knyttlinga his men were rather too keen to get on with the burning and when the Wends aboard those ships that had previously fled saw the flames, they began rowing at high speed hopping to take the Danes by surprise. The duke offered troops to go with them but the bishop said that was unnecessary.

Richeza was first married to Magnus the Strong and gave birth to Knut V. First he went to Rugen knyt,inga ordered the people there to go with him to Wolgast. According to some Svein Ulfsson fought beside King Magnus in that battle as their agreement still held. Praised for his peacefulness by the people, he won their hearts in the eastlands, all men honoured his excellence. Also she was the daughter of Volodar of Minsk [?

In the words of Ottar: But there was a reason why he failed to turn up at he appointed time: At Ashington, you worked well in the shield-war, warrior-king; brown was the, flesh of bodies served to the blood-bird: They were known as the Jomsvikings. Duke Kristoforus was the son of King Valdimar and Tofa, as was said earlier.

Knytliinga Earl approached him and asked his name.

King Olaf fled abroad, traveling east to Russia but two years later he came back to Norway and fought a great battle at Stiklestad against his landed men, who had proved disloyal to him and had set up in opposition. He sailed on viking expeditions to the Baltic fighting against the heathen, but allowed all Christians and merchants to go in peace wherever they might wish.


King Eirik was told that they had assembled there and that the Wends meant to prevent him from entering his province.

But although King Knut fought many battles there, he failed to win the town. Duke Heinrek took the town and killed an uncounted number of Wends.

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After that the king went to burn inland, and spent the night setting fire to everything, after which, in the morning, he went knytkinga to the ships. There, Absalon rode inland and held a meeting with the farmers, telling them to go with the king to Wolgast and provide him with support. We still feed the English to the ospreys of Odin; the singer dresses swiftly in his hammered steel shirt.

Section The Death of Burizlav. While they were there, the Rugeners came and gave them four hostages, agreeing to accept all their conditions.

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This is what Thorleik the Fair said in the poem he wrote about Svein Ulfson: Absalon was a remarkable cleric and a shrewd man, and later he was to become a great chieftain. King Eirik was a man of intelligence, a fine scholar and fluent in many asga, an eloquent speaker with a remarkable memory, as Markus says:. We thank Odense University Press and Hermann Palsson for giving us their permission to republish this section. Earl Ulf s escape