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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson (biog. vol. 1), Bersǫglisvísur, 5 [Vol. 2, 16-17]

[4] Hôkun ‘Hákon’: Hákon inn góði ‘the Good’ Haraldsson died at the battle of Fitjar, Stord, Norway (c. 961). He was the son of King Haraldr hárfagri Hálfdanarson and the foster-son of King Æthelstan (Aðalsteinn) of England (r. 924-39). He is said to have promulgated the laws of Gulatinget (Gulaþing, Gula Assembly) and Frostatinget (Frostaþing, Frosta Assembly) (see ÍF 26, 163 and n. 1).


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