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Swein [Sveinn Haraldsson, Sveinn Tjúguskegg, Swein Forkbeard]locked

(d. 1014)
  • P. H. Sawyer

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Swein [Sveinn Haraldsson, Sveinn Tjúguskegg, Swein Forkbeard] (d. 1014), king of England and of Denmark, was the son of Harald Gormsson (Harald Bluetooth), king of Denmark; the name of his mother is not known. The earliest evidence for Swein's byname, Forkbeard, is in the ...

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D. Whitelock, D. C. Douglas, & S. I. Tucker, eds. and trans., (1961)
Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Scriptores Rerum Germanicarum
Camden Society