Haakon the Good

Life Family Events
writing feather ink Haakon Haraldsson, Hákon Aðalsteinsfóstri Fairhair dynasty children Foster son to king Æthelstan.
Baptised a Christian.
c. 920 – 961 F: Harald Fairhair
M: Thora Mosterstong
Viking ship Return to Norway.
King of Norway
(c. 946 – 961)
n.a. king Fights Erik Bloodaxe for the crown and wins.
Thora Banishes Erik Bloodaxe from Norway
battle Battle of the Blood Heights (953).
Erik’s sons with support of the Danes
fight Haakon at Avaldsnes.
battle Battle of Rasterkalv (955).
Erik’s sons come again.
battle Battle of Fitjar (960).
Erik’s sons come for the last time.
An arrow wound will slowly kill
Haakon in the end.

Sources: Avaldsnes, Britannica,

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The rich history of the Viking Age is a source of inspiration for my web site The Viking Archive, and for writing stories in general.