- King of Norway (1046-1066) who died fighting Harold of England at Stamford Bridge. He was also a Viking (q.v.) adventurer and hero of Scandinavian sagas. He served with the Varangian (q.v.) troops that fought with George Maniakes in Sicily (qq.v.) before fleeing to Kiev (q.v.) in 1042, after Constantine XI (q.v.) suspected him of supporting the rebellion of Maniakes. There he married the daughter of Jaroslav the Wise (q.v.). He returned to Norway, whose king he became, and he died at Stamford Bridge in 1066 in a vain attempt to defend his claim to the English crown.
Historical Dictionary of Byzantium . John H. Rosser .
Look at other dictionaries:
Harold Godwinson — Harold depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry King of England Reign 5 January – 14 October 1066 Coronation 6 January 1066 Predecessor … Wikipedia
Harald Hardrada — Harald III de Norvège Harald III Sigurdsson (1015 1066), en vieux norrois Haraldr Sigurðarson, « l éclair du Nord », surnommé bien plus tard « hardraada » (vieux norrois : harðráði, au commandement dur, ce qui est souvent … Wikipédia en Français
HaroldIII — Harold III, Called “Harold Hardrada.” 1015 1066. King of Norway (1045 1066) who invaded England in 1066 and was killed in a battle against Harold II. * * * … Universalium
History of Yorkshire — Yorkshire is an historic county of England, centred on the county town of York. The region was first occupied after the retreat of the ice age around 8000 BC. During the first millennium AD it was occupied by Romans, Angles and Vikings. Many… … Wikipedia
1066 — is a common year in the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. It is the 66th year of the 11th century and the 2nd millennium. The year is considered by many historians to be a turning point in history due to various events (see… … Wikipedia
Norway — • Scandinavian country Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Norway Norway † Catholic En … Catholic encyclopedia
Yorkshire — For other uses, see Yorkshire (disambiguation). Yorkshire Flag of Yorkshire … Wikipedia
Hedeby — (IPA2|ˡhe:ðəby, Old Norse Heiðabýr , of heiðr = heathland, and býr = yard, thus heath yard ), sometimes known by the modern German name Haithabu which is a revival of the runic spelling of Heiðabý(r), was an important settlement in Viking Denmark … Wikipedia
The Byzantine Empire — The Byzantine Empire † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Byzantine Empire The ancient Roman Empire having been divided into two parts, an Eastern and a Western, the Eastern remained subject to successors of Constantine, whose capital was at … Catholic encyclopedia
Varangians — Name of those Vikings, also called Rus (qq.v.), who served as mercenaries in the Byzantine army (q.v.). In 988 a contingent of 6,000 Varangians was sent by Vladimir I of Kiev (qq.v.) to help Basil II (q.v.) suppress the revolt of Bardas Phokas … Historical dictionary of Byzantium