Sweyn


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Sweyn

(sweɪn)
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(Biography) 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!
One of the victims was reportedly the sister of King Sweyn Forkbeard of Denmark, who launched repeated avenging invasions of England over the next decade, conquering it just before his death: his son Cnut (Canute) became king in 1016.
Was there a Viking leader in South Wales called Sweyn, after whom Swansea took its name?
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).
The church at Fordington (Dorset), mentioned in King Alfred's will, was dedicated in his honour, and King Cnut (`Canute', king of England 1016-35), or perhaps his father Sweyn, seems to have founded a house of regular canons at Thetford under his patronage.
This event provoked the invasion of England by King Sweyn and Thorkell the Tall.
The poet is probably thinking of Sweyn, the eldest son, of whom William of Malmesbury says:(8)
The Anlaf of the story is probably the Norwegian Olaf (later King Olaf I Tryggvason), who, with Sweyn I Forkbeard of Denmark, harried the southern counties of England in 994.