The Chronicle of The Kings of Norway

by Snorri Sturlson | c.1179-1241 | 320,198 words

The "Heimskringla" of Snorri Sturlason is a collection of sagas concerning the various rulers of Norway, from about A.D. 850 to the year A.D. 1177....

Part 264 - Of The Counsels Of Einar Tambaskelfer And Kalf Arnason

Einar Tambaskelfer and Kalf Arnason had this winter meetings and consultations between themselves in the merchant town [1]. Then there came a messenger from King Canute to Kalf Arnason, with a message to send him three dozen axes, which must be chosen and good. Kalf replies,

"I will send no axes to King Canute. Tell him I will bring his son Svein so many, that he shall not think he is in want of any."

Footnotes and references:


Nidaros, or Throndhjem, is usually called merely the merchant town. — L.

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