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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 d. Hákon II herðibreiðr Sigurðarson (r. 1157-62)

d. Hákon II herðibreiðr Sigurðarson (r. 1157-62)

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Hákon II herðibreiðr Sigurðarson (r. 1157-62)’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].

Sagas: Hákherð, MErl (H-Hr, Hkr).

Hákon herðibreiðr ‘Broad-shoulder’ Sigurðarson was elected king at the age of ten by the followers of Eysteinn Haraldsson after Eysteinn’s death (1157) and king of Norway when Ingi Haraldsson died in 1161. Hákon was the son of Sigurðr munnr (see Genealogy II.4 in ÍF 28). Throughout his brief reign, he contended for power first with Ingi and later with Magnús Erlingsson. Hákon died at the battle of Sekken, Romsdalen, Norway (7 July 1162). See Anon Nkt 60-2, Hkr (ÍF 28, 347-84; Hollander 1991, 768-97), H-Hr (Fms 7, 252-91). See also Orkn (ÍF 34, 237; Hermann Pálsson and Edwards 1987, 182).

Events documented in poetry: The battle of the Götaälv in 1159 (ESk Elfv); the battle of Tønsberg in 1161 (Þskakk Erldr 2; Anon (MErl) 1).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Fms = Sveinbjörn Egilsson et al., eds. 1825-37. Fornmanna sögur eptir gömlum handritum útgefnar að tilhlutun hins norræna fornfræða fèlags. 12 vols. Copenhagen: Popp.
  3. Hollander, Lee M. 1991 = Hollander, Lee M. 1964a.
  4. Internal references
  5. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Heimskringla (Hkr)’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].
  6. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Orkneyinga saga (Orkn)’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].
  7. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Hulda and Hrokkinskinna (H-Hr)’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].
  8. Not published: do not cite (HSigII)
  9. Not published: do not cite (MErlII)
  10. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 60’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 798.
  11. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Einarr Skúlason, Elfarvísur’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 565-7.
  12. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísa from Magnúss saga Erlingssonar 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 840-1.
  13. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Þorbjǫrn skakkaskáld, Erlingsdrápa 2’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 634.
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