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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After they had taken plunder there they went back home. In the next round of fighting King Valdimar led his troops to Wolgast and laid siege to the town, but the townsmen sued the King peace, sag themselves saag his power and handed over hostages to him.

The Wends soon began to suffer heavy casualties, six thousand of them being killed by the Danes while the others either ran or, in many cases, were taken prisoner and brought down to the ships.

Saxo mentions an island off of Warnow called Masneta; Domabur was the leader of the Rani]. King Magnus won the victory there aided by the sanctity and miraculous intervention of his father Olaf, an innumerable host of the heathen. This peace-meeting was held at Viborg.

Knytlinga saga

Then the Danes took their ships and goods and brought them home, having won a great victory. Three battles in England The History of the Kings of Denmarkan anonymous chronicle that may have been written in Iceland in the mid-thirteenth century. Knut and Emma 9. Men came from Germany too, wishing to fight against the infidel for the sake of God.

Afterwards, the Danes went to the ships and met King Valdimar at Gedesoand told him what they knnytlinga done.

Knytlinag were born and bred here where many a brisk battler will assume his old shattered shirt this morning. After that, King Knut marched his army to the Thames, having heard that King Sag and his brothers had fled to London.

At one of the assemblies at which he spoke he had this to say. Then on some open ground before him he saw a full-grown youngster herding a flock of sheep. This account of the conflict comes from Knytlinga Saga: Though they were not sure that this was true, they decided something would have to be done, and the plan they adopted was that Kristoforus, Bishop Absalon and Asbjorn should set out in that direction and sail to Oeland, where they seized both goods and men. They governed the land under his authority and spent the summer on viking expeditions, but wintered quietly at home.


The battle took place at a town called Urkwhere King Valdimar gained victory and Mjuklat was killed after fleeing the battlefield.

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. As soon as King Knut reached England he marched inland, looting and killing, and burning down every settlement, as Ottar the Black says:.

The envoys said they wanted to have an honest talk, adding that they were more trustworthy that him. According to some Svein Ulfsson fought beside King Magnus in that battle as their agreement still held.

You were but a boy when you set knytlingw ablaze: He asked the archbishop to support them if he wanted to retain his grip on their country: Section The Death of Burizlav. Ortelius map late 16th century. The Earl approached knyflinga and asked his name. Those on horseback rode ashore to the town, confronted the Wends and attacked them, while Bishop Absalon, having had no trouble with the ships, came up to reinforce them.

After this success, King Valdimar returned home to his kingdom. They had wanted to be ready to defend their country should it be attacked, but now they sent fine gifts and friendly words to Knut, who was delighted with the news.

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My men and I knytlihga go first, and then you must follow my advice. Each morning exulting the war-maiden admires on Thames banks the bloodstained battle gear: Knut, son of King Svein Forkbeard, was ten years old when his father died. The Danes took his head and impaled it on a certain tree near the town. The Wends hunted them down for a short distance, then came bad to the battlefield to rob the dead of their weapons and clothes.


By then, they had submitted to Duke Heinrek of Brunswick and handed over hostages to him since he had laid claim to the whole of Wolgast saag also plundered in Rugen.

Knytlinga Saga: History Of The Kings Of Denmark

As the poet Sigvat says in the Lay of Knut: When they reached the farmstead, they went into the smaller living-room, where Godwin had a table set up and good drink served. King Knut knytlibga in Hedeby at the time, and when he heard about King Svein he gathered forces in Jutland.

Knut VI was perpetually angry. Leave a Reply Cancel jnytlinga Your email address will not be published. First he went to Rugen and ordered the people there to go with him to Wolgast. King Eirik was told that they had assembled there and that the Wends meant to prevent him from entering his province.

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The Wends gathered a huge army with which they confronted Egil and fought a great battle with heavy loss of life on both sides. An expedition to England 8. But there was a reason why he failed to turn up at he appointed time: Many great men from England, Denmark, Sweden and east from Russia are descended from them, including the royal house of Denmark.

East in Russia the virtuous adviser visisted land-guardians lavish to their lord, hating meanness. When Valdimar was told this he realised that the Wends would observe the present agreement not better than those that had gone before, so early in the spring he raised a levy for an expedition overseas, but when the troops assembled at Gronsund, King Valdimar was taken ill.

The knytpinga thanked him for his words: Then he found himself in this forest, so dense that though he tried all night, he knytlimga discover no way out until daylight came.