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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Vol. II. Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: from c. 1035 to c. 1300

1. Kings of Norway

a. Eysteinn II Haraldsson (r. 1142-57) (KEG)
b. Eysteinn I Magnússon (r. 1103-23) (KEG)
c. Hákon IV Hákonarson (r. 1217-63) (KEG)
d. Hákon II herðibreiðr Sigurðarson (r. 1157-62) (KEG)
e. Hákon Þórisfóstri Magnússon (r. 1093-4) (KEG)
f. Haraldr IV gilli(-kristr) Magnússon (r. 1130-6) (KEG)
g. Haraldr III harðráði Sigurðarson (Hharð) (r. 1046-66) (KEG)
h. Ingi I Haraldsson (r. 1136-61) (KEG)
i. Magnús III berfœttr Óláfsson (Mberf) (r. 1093-1103) (KEG)
j. Magnús IV inn blindi Sigurðarson (r. 1130-5; 1137-9) (KEG)
k. Magnús V Erlingsson (r. 1161-84) (KEG)
l. Magnús I inn góði Óláfsson (Mgóð) (r. 1035-47) (KEG)
m. Magnús VI lagabœtir Hákonarson (r. 1263-80) (KEG)
n. Óláfr III kyrri Haraldsson (r. 1067-93) (KEG)
o. Óláfr Magnússon (r. 1103-15) (KEG)
p. Sigurðr I jórsalafari Magnússon (Sjórs) (r. 1103-30) (KEG)
q. Sigurðr II munnr Haraldsson (r. 1136-55) (KEG)
r. Sigurðr slembidjákn Magnússon (Slembir) (r. 1136-9) (KEG)
s. Sverrir I Sigurðarson (r. 1177-1202) (KEG)

(Vol. II. Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: from c. 1035 to c. 1300 > 8. Introduction > 5. Biographies > 1. Royal Biographies > 1. Kings of Norway > h. Ingi I Haraldsson (r. 1136-61))

h. Ingi I Haraldsson (r. 1136-61) (KEG)

Sagas: Hsona, Hákherð (Fsk, H-Hr, Hkr, Mork).

Ingi was the son of Haraldr gilli and Ingiríðr Rǫgnvaldsdóttir (see Genealogy II.4 in ÍF 28). He ruled jointly with his half-brothers, Sigurðr (1136-55) and Eysteinn (1142-57), and was sole ruler of Norway from 1157 until 1161 (although the former adherents of Eysteinn elected his nephew, Hákon herðibreiðr, king in 1157). Ingi died at the battle of Oslo (4 February 1161) against Hákon. See Mork (Mork 1928-32, 414-62; Andersson and Gade 2000, 372-404), Fsk (ÍF 29, 331-41; Finlay 2004, 266-75), Hkr (ÍF 28, 303-69; Hollander 1991, 736-85), H-Hr (Fms 7, 206-78). See also Ágr (ÍF 29, 51-2; Ágr 1995, 76-9), Knýtl (ÍF 35, 266-7, 296; Hermann Pálsson and Edwards 1986, 142-3, 162), Orkn (ÍF 34, 193-5, 237; Hermann Pálsson and Edwards 1987, 155-6, 181-2).

Events documented in poetry: Ingi’s battle against Magnús inn blindi at Minne, Norway, in 1137 (Kolli Ingdr 1-2); his battle against the Gautish jarl Karl Sónason in Sörbygden, Sweden, in the same year (Kolli Ingdr 3); the battle of Holmengrå in Hvaler, outside Strömstad in present-day Sweden, against Magnús inn blindi and Sigurðr slembidjákn on 12 November 1139 (ESk Ingdr 1; Ív Sig 34-45; Kolli Ingdr 4-5; see also Balti Sigdr 1-3); the slaying of his half-brother, Sigurðr, in Bergen on 10 June 1155 (ESk Ingdr 2-4); the battle of the Götaälv, Sweden, 1159 (ESk Elfv). See also Anon Nkt 56-60, ESk Harsonkv and ESk Geisl 8VII.

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