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Note to stanza
[All]: The hero commemorated is Óláfr Haraldsson (S. Óláfr), who died at the battle of Stiklestad, Norway, on 29 July 1030. For his life, see ÓH, ÓHLeg, ÍF 27 and ÍF 29, 167-201 as well as his Biography in SkP I. The present stanza is devoted to his early campaigns in England (see ÓH 1941, I, 41-7, 56-7; ÓHHkr chs 12-15, 28, ÍF 27, 13-22, 34; ÍF 29, 167-70; Sigv Víkv 6-9I; Ótt Hfl 7-11I).
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