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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Knýtlinga saga – Wikipedia

After that the army went back home. The duke brought his troops to a place called Demmin and laid siege to a town there. Eventually knyglinga king arrives but the Danes had already disbanded leaving the Norwegians the only ones there ]. This enraged King Valdimar and all the Danes, xaga their interpretation of it was that the Wends still planned to break the agreement. Rostock, in the land of the Obodrites, though was just a port of landing as it was too far West for any Pomeranian claims].

Then on some open ground before him he saw a full-grown youngster herding a flock of sheep. But although King Knut fought many battles there, he failed to win the town. Upraised was King Eirik; they ran.

He had by then been sole ruler of all Denmark for twenty-six years and had fought twenty-eight battles in heathen lands. He fought a battle that summer at Jomsburg in Knytlingx and won the victory, burning down the stronghold and many other settlements across the land.

The men were ashore, and when they saw and recognized the earl they crowded round and welcomed him as if he had risen from the dead, for he was so popular everybody loved him. Earl Eirik gained a victory there, and Thord Kolbeinsson has more to say about his campaign in the Lay of Eirik:. They brought Queen Emma to King Knut, and it was agreed by the king and his chieftains that he should take Queen Emma as his wife: Next the Danes went to Hiddensee.


Immediately after his death Queen Emma, his widow, knnytlinga for a journey overseas, meaning to sail west to France and visit her brothers William and Robert, who were earls there.

Knut’s Invasion of England in 1015-16, according to the Knytlinga Saga

My knyrlinga and I will go first, and then you must follow my advice. 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.

Knut and Emma 9. Anglo-Saxon England suffered many attacks and invasions from Viking and Scandinavian rulers. Later he fought great battles in Northumberland on the River Tees, killing many there, knytlibga others fled to perish in bogs and ditches. They governed the land under his authority and spent the summer on viking expeditions, but wintered quietly at home.

Once again Bishop Absalon and the Isle Danes were the swiftest travelers, so they and to wait seven days for the king at Hiddensee and then went back home.

Bishop Absalon, however, offered to undertake this mission for the king, and the king agreed. He was the most popular of kings. However, as King Knut was still only a boy and unaccustomed to military command, his friends advised him to send an army to England, but put someone else in charge, and not go there himself until he was older. King Knut and the archbishop came back only nine days after they had left and met King Valdimar on Mon, telling him what had happened on their travels and delivering both money and hostages.

Being an emperor was a bit of a balancing act — comfortable footwear helped. Three battles in England These wars were preceded by the Wendish Crusade of The archbishop was aboard his ships, but Burislaf planned to betray him at the meeting thinking that once he was dead all would be won.


The Wends gathered a huge army with which they confronted Egil and fought a great battle with heavy loss of life on both sides. Since his brother Harald was already dead, Knut was made King of Denmark and all the lands that Denmark ruled. 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, surrendered themselves into his power and handed over hostages to him.

King Knut sagz his whole force up to London and after setting up camp, made an onslaught upon the town, described in the poem composed by his own troops: He sent envoys to King Valdimar demanding compensation for the damage he had done his land, otherwise he threatened to take revenge and lead an army khytlinga Denmark. This battle took place in the spring, about Whitsuntide.

First he went to Rugen and ordered the people there to go with him to Wolgast. King Valdimar gave him tho thirds of Wolgast to defend and one third to the Rugeners.

Knytlinga saga –

Eventually he led his troops west into England and plundered far and wide, fighting many battles. These were the children of Godwin and Gyda: She again returned to Poland in leaving the sons behind but taking the daughter.

This account of the conflict comes from Knytlinga Saga: In the words of Ottar: kbytlinga