Haakon IV


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Haakon IV

(ˈhɑːkɒn)
n
(Biography) surnamed Haakonsson. 1204–63, king of Norway (1217–63). He strengthened the monarchy and extended Norwegian territory to include Iceland and Greenland
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Tensions between the kingdom of Scotland and the Norwegian Crown would eventually break out into full–scale war, which came to a head at Largs in 1263 with King Alexander III's forces facing King Haakon IV's huge fleet of warriors.
In 1263, King Haakon IV of Norway tried to invade Scotland with a fleet of 200 long ships.
The king, who had extended his effective sway to both Galloway and Argyll, with assistance from Farquhar MacTaggart, now set out to buy the Western Isles from their ruler, Haakon IV of Norway.