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Eric Bloodaxe. Gianni Africano. Origins. “ Bloodaxe ” Refers to brothers killed Not iconic figure suggested. Sources. Latin and Norwegian accounts Eric of Norway = Eric Bloodaxe Tales/Info from Sagas Associated with father King Herald Fairhair. Scottish Invasion. Jarls of Jorkney

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eric bloodaxe

Eric Bloodaxe

Gianni Africano

origins
Origins
  • “Bloodaxe”
  • Refers to brothers killed
  • Not iconic figure suggested
sources
Sources
  • Latin and Norwegian accounts
  • Eric of Norway = Eric Bloodaxe
  • Tales/Info from Sagas
  • Associated with father King Herald Fairhair
scottish invasion
Scottish Invasion
  • Jarls of Jorkney
  • Alliance – overseas expedition
  • England, Ireland, Hebrides
coming to britain
Coming to Britain
  • Norse sagas only account – differ
  • Theodoricus -> welcomed by king Ehtelstan
  • HistoriaNorwegiæ ->flees to Britain
    • Haakon, baptized, northumbria
northumbria
Northumbria
  • Becomes King, major
  • Establishes heroic role
  • Chronologically confusing
  • Restored rule/peace
death
Death
  • Driven out of Northumbria
  • Maccus son of Onlaf
  • Grand and honorable
modern effects
Modern Effects
  • Viking hero
  • Evil to wife
  • Short term success -> bad
bibliography
Bibliography
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/vikings/bloodaxe_01.shtml
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Bloodaxe
  • http://encyclopedia.farlex.com/Eric+Bloodaxe http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1O110-ErikBloodaxe.html
  • http://www.online-literature.com/thomas-carlyle/kings-of-norway/2/
  • http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Eric_Bloodaxe