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King Harald I Hårfagre (Fairhair) Halvdansson of Norway
(Abt 0850-0933)
Ragnhild Den Mektige Eiriksdatter
(Abt 0872-)
King Eirik I Bloodaxe Haraldsson of Norway
(Abt 0885-0954)
Gunhild Ozursdotter
(Abt 0885-)
Ragnhild Eiriksdottir
(Abt 0919-)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Arnfinn Thornfinnsson
2. Havard "the Fecund (Season-Prosperous)" Thorfinnsson
3. Ljot Thornfinnsson

Ragnhild Eiriksdottir

  • Born: Abt 919, Norway
  • Marriage (1): Arnfinn Thornfinnsson about 940 in Orkney Islands, Scotland
  • Marriage (2): Havard "the Fecund (Season-Prosperous)" Thorfinnsson about 945 in Orkney Islands, Scotland
  • Marriage (3): Ljot Thornfinnsson about 948 in Orkney Islands, Scotland

  General Notes:

Ragnhild Eiriksdatter, had her first husband, Arnfinn Thorfinnsson killed, then married his brother, Havard. Ragnhild later convinced Havard's nephew, Einar Buttered-Bread, to kill Havard in return for her hand in marriage. This made Einar very unpopular, so Ragnhild would have nothing to do with him. She sent for another of Havard's nephews, Einar Hard-Mouth, whom she talked into killing Einar Buttered-Bread. She abandoned Einar Hard-Mouth and married Havard's (and 1st husband Arnfinn's) brother, Ljot.

Einar tried to take the Orkney Islands by force, but the people preferred the sons of Thorfinn Skull-Splitter. Earl Ljot later had Einar put to death. Brother Skuli was killed in battle trying to take Orkney from his brother, Ljot. Ljot died from a wound he got in a battle (which he won) with Earl (later King) Macbeth of Scotland, who had supported Skuli and was embarrassed by the defeat.

Ragnhild married Arnfinn Thornfinnsson, son of Thorfinn I Rollo 'Hausakljuv' 'the Skullsplitter' Einarsson Earl of Orkney and Grelod Duncansdatter, about 940 in Orkney Islands, Scotland. (Arnfinn Thornfinnsson was born about 916 in Orkney Islands, Scotland and died in Myrkhol, Caithness, Scotland.)

Ragnhild next married Havard "the Fecund (Season-Prosperous)" Thorfinnsson, son of Thorfinn I Rollo 'Hausakljuv' 'the Skullsplitter' Einarsson Earl of Orkney and Grelod Duncansdatter, about 945 in Orkney Islands, Scotland. (Havard "the Fecund (Season-Prosperous)" Thorfinnsson was born about 920 in Orkney Islands, Scotland and died in Havardsteigar, Stennis, Orkney Islands.)

Ragnhild next married Ljot Thornfinnsson, son of Thorfinn I Rollo 'Hausakljuv' 'the Skullsplitter' Einarsson Earl of Orkney and Grelod Duncansdatter, about 948 in Orkney Islands, Scotland. (Ljot Thornfinnsson was born about 920 in Orkney Islands, Scotland and died in Skidamyre, Caithness, Scotland.)



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