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Encyclopedia > House of Stenkil

The House of Stenkil was the first Geatish dynasty on the Swedish throne. Stenkil was elected without civil war due to his royal family connections. His favouring of Geatish families would, however, lead to civil war at his death. Geats (Gautar Old Norse or Götar in Swedish) is the Old English spelling of the name of a Scandinavian people living in Götaland, land of the Geats, currently within the borders of modern Sweden. ... Stenkil (Old Norse Steinkel) (1028–1066) was a Jarl and King of Sweden from 1060 to his death. ... A civil war is a war in which parties within the same culture, society or nationality fight for political power or control of an area. ...


Line before Stenkil, according to the Norse sagas: The Norse sagas or Viking sagas (from Icelandic saga, plural sögur), are stories about ancient Scandinavian and Germanic history, about early Viking voyages, about migration to Iceland, and of feuds between Icelandic families. ...

On the throne of Sweden or Västergötland: Skoglar Toste or Skagul Toste (there are several variations) was a Viking from the Swedish province of West Götaland. ... The Danegeld was an English tribute raised to pay off Viking raiders (usually led by the Danish king) to save the land from being ravaged by the raiders. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... Sigrid the Haughty, Gunhilda, Sigrid Storråda, Świętosława, (967 - 1014). ... Ulf Tostesson was Jarl of Sweden. ... Ragnvald Ulfsson the Old, Jarl of Westrogothia ca 1010-1020, and later of Staraja Ladoga and Ingria. ... Staraya Ladoga (Russian: Старая Ладога) is a village near Lake Ladoga. ... Coin minted for Olof Skötkonung in Sigtuna Olof of Sweden or Olof Skötkonung/Skottkonung (the meaning of the cognomen is disputed) was the son of Eric the Victorious and Sigrid the Haughty. ... Västergötland ( ♫) is one of the historical provinces of Sweden (landskap), situated in the southwest of Sweden. ...


 
 

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