This account of the conflict comes from Knytlinga Saga: The History of the Kings of Denmark, an anonymous chronicle that may have been. (The Saga of the Knýtlingar, i. e. descendents of Knútr). probably late s. Iceland. Old Norse. An Icelandic compilation about Danish kings. The author cannot. Knytlinga Saga has 2 ratings and 0 reviews: Published by Odense University Press (Denmark), pages, Hardcover.

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Then the king went to Strele to consult with his troops, and gave the title of king to his son Knut, who was then a year old, with the approval of Bishop Absalon and other leaders.

As the poet Sigvat says in the Lay of Knut: Sophia went with her to Sweden and was raised at the Swedish court. Peace will suit you better than war. This enraged King Valdimar and all the Danes, for their interpretation of it was that the Wends still planned to break the agreement.

A meeting was arranged between them at Vordingborg which Nikulas and Heinrekthe sons of Burizlavattended and King Knut divided the land between them and appointed men to watch over them.

The Wends hunted them down for a short distance, then came bad to the battlefield to rob the dead of their weapons and clothes. Where are they know? Next, the king went with his troops to Strele, riding up to Tribuzis and towards Tripidensetting everything ablaze, taking the town and killing the inhabitants. West of London the warrior went out to war, the famed sea, farer fought for land; sharp cuts had Ufkel when clashing over the carles steel-blue swords shone: Earl Eirik gained a victory there, and Thord Kolbeinsson has more to say about his campaign in the Lay of Eirik: The noble marriage-knot, was nourished, I know, when king and earl entered upon warlike action: On this occasion when Erloing came to Denmark to see King Valdimar, the king gave Erling an earldom and all the domains in Norway to which the thought he had a claim, so they parted in agreement and friendship, which they preserved with goodwill for the rest of their lives.


Saxo mentions an island off of Warnow called Masneta; Domabur was the leader of the Rani]. These are the words of Ottar the Black: Can you say Caminho Pomerano in Portuguese?

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. These men sought urgently to meet King Eirik, who imposed heavy fines on them.

But although King Knut fought many battles there, he failed to win the town. This battle took place in the spring, about Whitsuntide.

He was a strong ruler, and punished severely all those with whom he thought he had a score to settle: Burizlav had saved his town, however, by having supplies carried into it while the discussions with the Danes were taking place. Henry the Lion — in an actual 12th century photograph. They thought these were Swedes but an old man among the Cours said they were Danes. Eventually he led his troops west into England and plundered far and wide, fighting many battles.

In the autumn King Magnus fought another battle on the day before Michaelmas at the Konge River a little to the north of Hedeby on Lyrskov Heath, where he was fighting against the Wends.

The Wends were routed sand Egil won a great victory and a great deal of plunder, but he was so exhausted he was barely conscious. King Valdimar gave him tho thirds of Wolgast to defend and one third to the Rugeners. However, they all fled, even those who had seen him, and though the king shouted to them to turn back no-one showed any sign of hearing him.

The Wends of Knýtlinga Saga

First he went to Rugen and ordered the people there to go with him to Wolgast. He was a fair judge and observed the laws of God strictly, as Markus says:. Sena Kursa or Kurzeme or Kursa — excuse the crease. Being an emperor was a bit of a balancing act — knytlibga footwear helped.

He was to take charge of the kingdom and look after it until Valdimar was old enough to take over. Section The Death of Burizlav. After they had taken plunder there they went back home.

Knytlinga Saga: History Of The Kings Of Denmark by Hermann Pálsson

King Magnus won the saba there aided by the sanctity and miraculous intervention of his father Olaf, an innumerable host of the heathen. He plundered widely both to the east in the Baltic and south in Saxony. In all the battles they had fought against the Wends since jnytlinga death of Xaga Valdimar Knutsson, Archnbishop ABsalon had acted as commander and as counsellor to King Knut, and had he not been there they would not have gained such victories, for he came close to being the greatest ever campaigner and warrior here in the north.


Duke Heinrek blamed Bishop Absalon for this affair, though he was not responsible for it. Duke Heinrek took the town and killed an uncounted number of Wends. King Knut was in Hedeby at the time, and when he heard about King Svein he gathered forces in Jutland. King Knut consulted with Archbishop Absalon and other advisers on how he should answer this. The hearts of the heathen were heavy in Wendish homelands: There sgaa fouled forces and sailed up-river, as Thord Kolbeinsson tells in his Lay of Eirik:.

They rode singing through the settlements that day and showed no trace of fear. They all thought they stood close to the throne, but the nobles failed to agree, some wanting to give their support and others speaking against it, as always happens when people are at odds over something. The natives gathered together sava army and went forward to fight the Danes, as Thord Kolbeinsson tells:. King Olaf fled abroad, traveling east to Russia but two years later he came back to Norway and fought a great battle at Stiklestad against his landed men, who had proved disloyal to him and had set up in opposition.

So kngtlinga was how things stood: Many battles were fought as a result of this, but after King Edmund had been killed they could never muster a large enough force against King Knut.