Danes, Saxons and Normans; or, Stories of our ancestors

Danes, Saxons and Normans; or, Stories of our ancestors by John G. Edgar 1530560942 9781530560943
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One day towards the close of the ninth century, Harold, King of Norway, exasperated at the insubordination and contumacy of the chiefs among whom that land of mountain, and forest, and fiord was divided, vowed not to cut his fair hair till he had reduced the whole country to his sovereign authority. The process proved, as he doubtless foresaw, somewhat difficult and slow. Indeed, the chiefs of Norway, who were, in fact, petty kings, disputed the ground inch by inch, and Harold was occupied for so many years ere consummating his victories, that his hair, growing ridiculously long and thick, led to his receiving the surname of "Hirsute."

Author: John G. Edgar

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 172

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2016-06-30


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