|Harald plots with Svein. (Click the|
images to get a larger picture.)
|Then Sigrid said, "This could very|
well be your bane!"
Olav Tryggvason is the model for Crowbone in Robert Low's Oathsworn series. In my third book, Gold, Olav is a toddler, hidden at Vik by his mother.
|Gunnhild incites her sons to take|
|Hild begs Harald Fairhair for her son|
Hrolf, but to no avail; Hrolf had
to flee the country. Hrolf was Rollo,
whose descendants were the Dukes
of Normandy and, following the
Norman conquest of England in
1066, kings of England.
The drawings on this page are all from the Norwegian version of Heimskringla (the saga of the Norwegian kings by Snorri Sturluson). The are made by well-known artists such as Christian Krogh and Erik Werenskiold. Many of the drawings are also published in Lee Hollander's excellent translation of Heimskringla.