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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 10. Knútsdrápa, 2 [Vol. 1, 652]

[1, 3] sonu Aðalráðs ‘the sons of Æthelred’: Following Knútr’s accession to the rule of all England in 1017, Æthelred’s three remaining sons (Eadwig, Eadweard and Ælfred) were sent into exile, as were Eadmund Ironside’s two sons, Æthelred’s grandsons (Eadweard and Eadmund). See Keynes (1991, 174).


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