Heimskringla

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....

Chapter VIII - Saga Of Magnus The Good

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Preliminary Remarks:

Magnus reigned from A.D. 1035 to 1047, when he died. During the last year of his reign his half-brother Harald Sigurdson was his co-regent.

The history of Magnus is treated

  • in "Agrip.", ch. 28-32;
  • in "Fagrskinna", ch. 119-146;
  • in "Fornmannasogur", part vi.,
  • and in "Knytlinga Saga".

The skalds quoted in this saga are:

  • Arnor the earls' skald (Arnor Jarlaskald),
  • Sigvat,
  • Thjodulf,
  • Bjarne Gullbrarskald,
  • Thorgeir Flek,
  • Od Kikinaskald.