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Vol. I. Poetry for Scandinavian Rulers 1: From Mythological Times to c. 1035 8. Volume Introduction 2. The poetry in this volume 1. [Table of rulers]

1. [Table of rulers]

Rulers of Norway to 1035

Rǫgnvaldr heiðumhæri ‘High with Honours’ later C9th
Hálfdan svarti ‘the Black’ Guðrøðarson c. 840-c. 860
Haraldr hárfagri ‘Fair-hair’ Hálfdanarson

(Hafrsfjǫrðr c. 885-c. 890)

c. 860-c. 932
Eiríkr blóðøx ‘Blood-axe’ Haraldsson c. 929-c. 934
Hákon inn góði ‘the Good’ Haraldsson

(Fitjar c. 961)

c. 934-c. 961
Haraldr gráfeldr ‘Grey-cloak’ Eiríksson

(Háls, Limafjǫrðr, c. 970)

c. 961-c. 970
Hákon jarl Sigurðarson

(Hjǫrungavágr c. 985)

c. 970-c. 995
Óláfr Tryggvason

(Svǫlðr c. 1000)

c. 995-c. 1000
Eiríkr jarl Hákonarson c. 1000-c. 1014
Sveinn jarl Hákonarson c. 1000-c. 1015
Hákon jarl Eiríksson c. 1014-c. 1015
Óláfr inn helgi Haraldsson (S. Óláfr)

(Nesjar 1016; Á in helga c. 1026; Bókn c. 1027; Stiklastaðir 1030)

c. 1015-1030
Sveinn Álfífuson/Knútsson c. 1029-1035

Kings of Denmark

Haraldr blátǫnn ‘Blue-tooth’ Gormsson c. 958- c. 988
Sveinn tjúguskegg ‘Fork-beard’ Haraldsson 986-1014
Haraldr Sveinsson 1014-1018
Knútr inn ríki Sveinsson (Cnut the Great) 1018-1035

Kings of Sweden

Bjǫrn Eiríksson c. 885-c. 935
Eiríkr inn sigrsæli ‘the Victorious’ Bjarnarson c. 935-c. 995
Óláfr sœnski ‘the Swede’ (skötkonungr) Eiríksson c. 995-c. 1021
Ǫnundr Jákob Óláfsson c. 1021-c. 1050

Kings of England

Ælfred 871-899
Eadweard (Játvarðr/Eaðvarðr) 899-924
Æþelstan (Aðalsteinn) 924-939
Eadmund (Játmundr/Eaðmundr) 939-946
Eadred 946-955
Eadwig (Játvígur/Eatvígr) 955-959
Eadgar (Játgeirr/Eatgeirr) 959-975
Eadweard (Játvarðr/Eaðvarðr) 975-978
Æþelræd (Aðalráðr) 978-1016
Eadmund (Játmundr/Eaðmundr járnsíða ‘Ironside’) 1016
Cnut (Knútr inn ríki Sveinsson) 1016-1035

References

  1. Internal references
  2. Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Biography of) Óláfr Tryggvason’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 383.
  3. Russell Poole 2012, ‘(Biography of) Óláfr inn helgi Haraldsson’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 515.
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