Håkon Ladejarl Sigurdsson
- Born: 937, Norway
- Marriage: Tora Skagesdatter av Møre
Håkon, Jarl of Hlader. Earl Håkon, Sigurd's son, was with the Danish king, Harald Gormson, the winter after he had fled from Norway before Gunhild's sons. During the winter (A.D. 969) the earl had so much care and sorrow that he took to bed, and passed many sleepless nights, and ate and drank no more than was needful to support his strength. Then he sent a private message to his friends north in Throndhjem, and proposed to them that they should kill King Erling, if they had an opportunity; adding, that he would come to them in summer.
The same winter the Throndhjem people accordingly, as before related, killed King Erling. There was great friendship between Earl Håkon and Gold Harald, and Harald told Håkon all his intentions. He told him that he was tired of a ship-life, and wanted to settle on the land; and asked Håkon if he thought his brother King Harald would agree to divide the kingdom with him if he asked it. "I think," replied Håkon, "that the Danish king would not deny thy right; but the best way to know is to speak to the king himself. I know for certain so much, that you will not get a kingdom if you don't ask for it."
Soon after this conversation Gold Harald spoke to the king about the matter, in the presence of many great men who were friends to both; and Gold Harald asked King Harald to divide the kingdom with him in two equal parts, to which his royal birth and the custom of the Danish monarchy gave him right. The king was highly incensed at this demand, and said that no man had asked his father Gorm to be king over half of Denmark, nor yet his grandfather King Hordaknut, or Sigurd Orm, or Ragnar Lodbrok; and he was so exasperated and angry, that nobody ventured to speak of it to him.
Håkon married Tora Skagesdatter av Møre, daughter of Skage Skoftesson and Unknown. (Tora Skagesdatter av Møre was born about 950 in Møre, Norway and died about 990 in Norway.)