Who's Who in the Viking Age
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Sweyn Cnutsson

LifeSvein Knutsson, Svein Alfivason, Svend Knudsen (before 1020-1036).
Viceroy/regent of Norway (1029/30).
FamilyFather is Cnut the Great.
Mother is Ælfgifu of Northampton.
EventsSails to Norway as a teenager with his mother Ælfgifu acting as his regent (1030).
Imposes many laws and taxes on his subjects.
Victorious in the battle of Soknasund (1033).
Sweyn and his mother Ælfgifu flee Norway and sail for Denmark (1035).
Sources: Store Norske Leksikon.

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