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Swein Asleifson.

Robert P. Gunn

Swein Asleifson.

by Robert P. Gunn

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Published by Whittles .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL21731493M
ISBN 101870325109

The Volsunga Saga By William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson. This edition was created and published by Global Grey ©GlobalGrey “When Swein and his comrades became aware of this, they went hastily aboard their ship, after having plundered much treasure from the monastery,” writes Joseph Anderson in his book The Orkneyinga ies later, the initial church was further extended sometime the 12th century.

Scandinavian Scotland refers to the period from the 8th to the 15th centuries during which Vikings and Norse settlers, mainly Norwegians and to a lesser extent other Scandinavians, and their descendants colonised parts of what is now the periphery of modern influence in the area commenced in the late 8th century, and hostility between the Scandinavian Earls of Orkney and the.   In this exploration of a little-known aspect of Scottish seafaring, Jim Hewitson hauls up the anchor, hoists the Jolly Roger and takes us into some unexpected waters to meet characters such as: Kirkcudbright-born John Paul Jones, founder of the US navy, hero to the Americans, rogue pirate to the British; Sweyn Asleifsson, an Orkney-based pirate Author: Jim Hewitson.

  The islands were divided between Paul and Rognvald; but about the same time () Maddad, earl of Athole, instructed Swein Asleifson, a well-known Orkney Viking, to sail to the islands and capture Paul and bring him prisoner to Athole. This . - Bucholie Castle (formerly Lambaborg, home of the Viking pirate Sweyn Asleifsson), Freswick Bay, Caithness, Scotland Stay safe and healthy. Please practice hand-washing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times.


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Swein Asleifson by Robert P. Gunn Download PDF EPUB FB2

Swein Asleifson - a northern pirate The son of a Norse governor, Swein followed a life of raiding and looting which encompassed Northern Scotland, Orkney and Shetland, Ireland and the Isle of Man. He travelled as far south as Wales and the Scilly Isles and became one of the most powerful men of his time, commanding fear from the people, respect Author: Robert P.

Gunn. Swein Asleifson - a Northern Pirate: Courage and Treachery in a 12th Century Adventure [Robert P. Gunn] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : Robert P. Gunn. This book brings together all the action, double-dealing and bloodthirsty adventures surrounding Swein and his people.

This new, combined edition of the wonderful collection of stories and folklore from Caithness and the historic adventures of Swein Asleifson will be of continuing appeal to all Caithnessians, both at home and abroad. Buy Swein Asleifson by Robert P. Gunn from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Pages:   Sweyn Asleifsson or Sveinn Ásleifarson (c.

– ). He was one of the heroes of the Orkneyinga Saga, which portrays him as a charismatic has come to personify the archetypal Viking.

Erik Linklater wrote a book about him, called The Ultimate en: Andres Sveinnson, Olaf Sweynsson, Sveinsdóttir. O f all the characters in the Orkneyinga Saga, it is perhaps Sweyn Asleifsson who has come to personify the archetypal Viking.

Christened the "Ultimate Viking" by the Orkney writer Eric Linklater, Sweyn Asleifsson comes across in the saga as a charismatic, but ruthless, character. 'Tales from Braemore & Swein Asleifson – A Northern Swein Asleifson. book by Robert P Gunn (Whittles Publishing, Dunbeath) Caithness, where I grew up, provides the locale of this book.

However, while I am familiar with Dunbeath – a village on the A9 south of Wick and not far from the border with Sutherland –. - Buy Clan Gunn: Scottish clan, Orkney, Sweyn Asleifsson, Armigerous clan book online at best prices in India on Read Clan Gunn: Scottish clan, Orkney, Sweyn Asleifsson, Armigerous clan book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified : Paperback.

Sweyn Asleifsson See over Anders m. Frida Gunni Andresarson See over Moddan “in Dale” See over Earl & Saint Rognvald See over Ragnhild See over George Gun the Crowner, of Ulbster, circa Ingrid Snaekoll Gunnason (c.

after ) See over OttarSnaekollsson, circa. Seumas Gunn, circa ?File Size: 8MB. Tales from Braemore & Swein Asleifson - a Northern Pirate by Robert P. Gunn During the long winter nights and before the advent of television, people in Caithness used to hold informal gatherings in each other's houses, and spend the night in general conversation around the firesides.

These gatherings were known as ceilidhs. The northern most Scottish clan, Clan Gunn, has traditionally, if not mythically, claimed descent from Sweyn Asleifsson, the ultimate Viking of the Orkneyinga Saga.

Sweyn Asleifsson was born approximately in and was killed in while fighting in Dublin Ireland. Sweyn. This book is about Swein Forkbeard, the father of Estrid, and thus the grandfather of Swein II Estridsson. Hope more Hi, Sorry only just seen this question.

This book is about Swein Forkbeard, the father of Estrid, and thus the grandfather of Swein II Estridsson. Hope that helps and apologies for the really long delay in replying/5.

Swein Asleifsson was not a person with whom anyone would wish to fall out. He punched above his weight. He literally put the fear of death into his nominal overlords, the Earls of Orkney. Souvenir Press, with others, have reissued most of his books. In The Green Isle of the Great Deep (), a sequel to the earlier.

Eric Robert Russell Linklater (8 March – 7 November ) was a Welsh-born Scottish poet, writer of novels, short stories, military history, and travel The Wind on the Moon, a children's fantasy novel, he won the Carnegie Medal from the Library Association for the year's best children's book by a British subject.

Genre/Form: Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Gunn, Robert P. Tales from Braemore & Swein Asleifson - a Northern Pirate.

Dunbeath: Whittles Publishing, © This Swein (Asleifson) was one of the most colourful, swashbuckling characters of Viking times and we encounter him later in the Orkneyinga Saga dashing to Stroma hotly pursued by Earl Harold.

There was obviously bad blood between the two man, but as a gale arose they. Sweyn Asleifsson, Orcadian adventurer and pirate, c. - Early career. Sweyn (or Sveinn) was born in Caithness in the early twelfth century, to Olaf Hrolfsson and his wife ing to the Orkneyinga Saga, he came to prominence when he murdered Earl Paul of Orkney's cup-bearer c.

in a quarrel over a drinking game, and fled to Tiree to take refuge with Holdbodi Hundason. Who was Sweyn Forkbeard. - The Rebellious Viking King who reclaimed England and Norway In this video, I continue to take a look at the different members of the Danish Knýtlinga family.

books and writers buildings and gardens Collection SCOTTISH REGIONAL NORTHWEST. Items Order by LANDRANGER HELMSDALE AND STRATH OF KILDONAN TALES FROM BRAEMORE AND SWEIN ASLEIFSON. Gunn, Robert P. RRP £ Log in to order. Add to Wishlist BROCHS OF SCOTLAND (SHIRE) Ritchie, JNG.

RRP £ In the middle of the twelfth century there lived on the island of Gainsay in the Orkneys a remarkable man named Sweyn Asleifsson. Next to Earl Rognvald himself he was the mightiest man in the Orkneys.

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Free UK shipping on orders over £ From an independent business with over 30 years experience.Westness is mentioned several times in the Orkneyinga Saga, and this may well have been the house of Sigurd, a 12th century friend of Earl Paul Haakonson, who himself was kidnapped at Westness by Sweyn Asleifson in about The Knowe of Swandro is the remains of a broch, perhaps plundered in order to erect the Norse farmstead nearby.An example of a page from the Orkneyinga saga, as it appears in the 14th century Flatey Book.

The Orkneyinga saga (also called the History of the Earls of Orkney) is a historical narrative of the history of the Orkney Islands, from their capture by the Norwegian king .