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Note to Anon Nkt 30II

[All]: Óláfr inn helgi Haraldsson (S. Óláfr) was killed at the battle of Stiklestad, Trøndelag (on 29 July 1030; for this date, see McDougall and McDougall 1998, 88-9 n. 204). Two of the leaders of the opposing army were Kálfr Árnason and Þórir hundr ‘Dog’ Þórisson. Kálfr belonged to the illustrious family of the Arnmœðlingar. See the additions to Fsk (IV. Hér hefr Arnmœðlingatal ‘Here begins the enumeration of the Arnmœðlingar’, ÍF 29, 371-3). Þórir was a member of the Bjarkøy family (Bjarkeyingar; see Genealogy IX in ÍF 28).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  3. ÍF 29 = Ágrip af Nóregskonunga sǫgum; Fagrskinna—Nóregs konungatal. Ed. Bjarni Einarsson. 1985.
  4. McDougall, David and Ian McDougall, trans. 1998. Theodoricus monachus. Historia de antiquitate regum norwagiensium: An Account of the Ancient History of the Norwegian Kings. Viking Society for Northern Research Text Series 11. University College, London: Viking Society for Northern Research.
  5. Internal references
  6. Diana Whaley 2012, ‘Fagrskinna (Fsk)’ 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, pp. clix-clxi.
  7. 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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