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 X - Saga Of Olaf Kyrre

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Preliminary Remarks:

Snorri's account of Olaf Kyrre corresponds with the statements found in

  • "Agrip",
  • "Fagrskinna", and
  • "Morkinskinna".

There are but few events in Olaf's long reign, and hence he is very appropriately called the Quiet (Kyrre). As Hildebrand says, this saga seems to be written simply to fill out the empty space between Harald Hardrade and Magnus Barefoot.

Skalds quoted in this saga are:

  1. Stein Herdison and
  2. Stuf.
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