Styrbj

Some articles on styrbj:

Styrbjörn The Strong - Contemporary Poetry
... The extant poetry on Styrbjörn is found in Styrbjarnar þáttr Svíakappa, where the following lausavísa of c. 985 mentions Styrbjörn Eigi vildu Jótar reiða gjald til skeiða, áðr Styrbjarnar stœði Strandar dýr á landi nú's Danmarkar dróttinn í drengja lið genginn landa vanr ok l ... figure, so the argument that this disproves Styrbjörn's historical existence has been generally set aside in favour of the evidence of the other contemporary poem ...
Sjörup Runestone - Historical Context
... Several medieval sources tell that the king of Sweden, Eric the Victorious, and his nephew Styrbjörn the Strong fought against each other on the Fýri ... Styrbjörn had been banished from Sweden, but became such a powerful Viking chieftain that he returned with a large host to have revenge and take the crown of ... When king Eric saw Styrbjörn land with his large army, he began to doubt his own ability to defeat them ...
Björn (III) Eriksson
... the Victorious, and he was the grandfather of Styrbjörn the Strong, according to the Hervarar saga and Harald Fairhair's saga ... Olaf was the father of Styrbjörn the Strong.(Hervarar saga) The latter saga relates that he ruled for 50 years There were disturbances also up in Gautland as long as King ... However, Eric would disinherit his nephew Styrbjörn ...
Battle Of Fýrisvellir - Prelude
... Styrbjörn had made himself the ruler of the Jomsvikings but wanted to amass an even greater force in order to take the crown of Sweden, which the Swedish Thing had denied him on his father's death, a death of ... Styrbjörn's method was to pillage far and wide in the newly created kingdom of Denmark until its king Harald Bluetooth asked for a settlement ... Harald gave Styrbjörn his daughter Tyra as his wife and Styrbjörn went away, but he then returned to Denmark with 1000 longships ...
Styrbjarnar þáttr Svíakappa
... Styrbjarnar þáttr Svíakappa (The Tale of Styrbjörn the Swedish Champion) is a short story, a þáttr on the Swedish claimant and Jomsviking Styrbjörn the Strong ... In the story, Styrbjörn becomes the leader of the Jomsvikings and makes war against the Danes, until he makes peace with the Danish king Haraldr Gormsson who in return gave Styrbjörn his daughter and 100 ships ... However, Styrbjörn is not happy with the agreement and attacks Denmark with an even larger fleet and forces king Harald to give him 200 ships and the king himself as a hostage ...