Aslaug Sigurdsdottir

 

Aslaug Sigurdsdottir

Father – Sigurd
Mother – Brynhildr
Spouse – Ragnar Lothbrok
Children – Ivar, Bjorn, Sigurd, Ubba, Halfdan

Note: Aslaug is a Norse mythological queen who is said to have been the third wife of Ragnar Lothbrok who may or may not have been a real person. The sons of Ragnar and Aslaug were real Vikings.

 

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Ragnar Lothbrok d. 865

 

Ragnar Lothbrok

Father – Sigurd Hring of Sweden
Mother – unknown
Spouse – Lagertha, Thora Borgarhjortr, Aslaug Sigurdsdottir
Children – Fridleif by Lagertha; Erikr and Agnar by Thora; Ivar, Bjorn, Sigurd, Ubba, Halfdan by Aslaug

Note: Ragnar Lothbrok is featured in many of the Norse sagas and is also mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles. It is unclear from these sources whether he was a real person or a legendary figure. His sons however, are real Vikings.

 

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The Viking Age 789 – 1066

 

The Viking Age

Known as – Vikings, Northmen
From – Denmark, Norway and Sweden

The first Viking invasion was in 793 when the Vikings raided the monastery at Lindisfarne. The last was Harald Hardrada’s attempt to take the English throne in 1066.

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Sweyn Forkbeard King of Denmark and England 960 – 1014

 

Sweyn Forkbeard

Father – Harald Bluetooth
Mother – Gyrid
Spouse – Gunhilda, Sigrid
Children –  Thyra, Cnut, Harald, Estrid
King of England – 1013 – 1014
Predecessor – Aethelred
Successor – Aethelred

 

 

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King Cnut the Great of England, Denmark and Norway 994 – 1035

King Cnut the Great

Father – King Sweyn Forkbeard
Mother – Gunhilda
Spouse – Aelfgifu of Northampton, Emma of Normandy
Children – Sweyn, Harold, Harthacnut, Gunhilda
King of England – 1016 – 1035
Predecessor – King Edmund Ironside
Successor – King Harold Harefoot

 

 

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