Sweyn


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Sweyn

(swān), c.960–1014, king of Denmark (986–1014), son of Harold Bluetooth. Although baptized, he reverted to paganism and rebelled against his father, who was killed in battle. Sweyn was expelled shortly after his accession by the Swedish king Eric the Victorious, but his subsequent marriage to Eric's widow led to his restoration to the Danish throne and to an alliance with Sweden. At the battle of Svolder (1000) the Swedes and Danes defeated and killed King Olaf I of Norway and divided his kingdom. Sweyn had previously invaded England and exacted DanegeldDanegeld
, medieval land tax originally raised to buy off raiding Danes and later used for military expenditures. In England the tribute was first levied in 868, then in 871 by Alfred, and occasionally thereafter.
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 from King ÆthelredÆthelred,
965?–1016, king of England (978–1016), called Æthelred the Unready [Old Eng. unrœd=without counsel]. He was the son of Edgar and the half-brother of Edward the Martyr, whom he succeeded.
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. He invaded England again in 1003–4 and in 1013, when the English finally submitted and accepted him as king. He died before his coronation. His son CanuteCanute
, 995?–1035, king of England, Norway, and Denmark. The younger son of Sweyn of Denmark, Canute accompanied his father on the expedition of 1013 that invaded England and forced Æthelred to flee to Normandy.
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 succeeded him in England (1016) and Denmark (1018). The name also appears as Svein.

Sweyn

known as Sweyn Forkbeard. died 1014, king of Denmark (?986--1014). He conquered England, forcing Ethelred II to flee (1013); father of Canute
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And you can watch my Ray, For I must go away And dance with Ella Sweyn at Elsinore!
Mother Rugen's tea-house on the Baltic And a dance with Ella Sweyn at Elsinore!
For it was on February 10, 1014, that viking warlord Sweyn Forkbeard, said to have been the founder of Swansea and former king of Denmark and England, died.
Third place went to "Tour-De-City" by David Cahn, Victoria Greene and Sweyn Venderbush, all of New York, and Severyn Kozak of Ridgewood, N.
His descendents included Erik Bloodaxe, Sweyn Forkbeard and Harold Bluetooth - not, I hasten to add, the pioneer of wireless technology that bears his name.
Her ex-husband Sweyn, 39, agreed to look after the kids at home while Jane temporarily left Orkney and moved to Aberdeen to study.
However his father, Sweyn Forkbeard, was offered the English throne in 1014 but died before he could be crowned (Page 2, June 13).
This event provoked the invasion of England by King Sweyn and Thorkell the Tall.
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