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Note to Arn Hryn 15II

[6] jarl ‘the jarl [Sveinn Úlfsson]’: Sveinn Úlfsson, son of the Dan. jarl Úlfr Þorgilsson and of Ástríðr, sister of Knútr inn ríki, hence known also as Sven Estridsson. Appointed Magnús’s viceroy over Jylland, he broke his oaths of loyalty and attempted to establish himself as king (e.g. MgóðHkr ch. 25, ÍF 28, 40-1). See also ÞjóðA Magnfl 5 and ‘Royal Biographies’ in Introduction to this vol.


  1. Bibliography
  2. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  3. Internal references
  4. Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Magnússflokkr 5’ 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. 69-70.


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