Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Anonymous Poems, 2. Nóregs konungatal, 22 [Vol. 2, 775-6]

[All]: Óláfr Tryggvason was killed at the battle of Svolder (on 9 September 1000) against Eiríkr jarl Hákonarson of Norway, King Óláfr sœnski ‘the Swede’ Eiríksson of Sweden and King Sveinn tjúguskegg ‘Forkbeard’ Haraldsson of Denmark. See Theodoricus (MHN 23-4), HN (MHN 117-19), Ágr (ÍF 29, 22-4), Fsk (ÍF 29, 147-62), ÓTHkr (ÍF 26, 351-70). The location of Svolder has not been identified with certainty (see McDougall and McDougall 1998, 74-5 n. 113; Andersson 2003, 147 n. 1).


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