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Thorkell the Tall

(fl. c. 999—1033) viking leader, magnate, and regent


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Swein (d. 1014) king of England and of Denmark

Æthelred II (d. 1016) king of England

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Coming to England in 1009, he held Archbishop Alfheah for ransom in 1012. Thorkell supported *Æthelred (‘the Unready’) against Swein Forkbeard, but then supported Cnut, who made him earl of ...

Subjects: Military History — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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