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Emund The Old
Emund the Old or Edmund (Swedish: Emund den gamle, Old Swedish: Æmunðær gamlæ, Æmunðær gammal, Æmunðær slemæ) was King of Sweden
Sweden
from c. 1050 to c. 1060.[1] His short reign was characterised by disputes with the Archbishopric of Bremen
Archbishopric of Bremen
over church policies, and a historically debated delimitation of the Swedish-Danish border.Contents1 Way to the throne 2 Conflict with Bremen 3 Time of calamities 4 Delimitation of the border 5 Family and succession 6 References 7 Other sourcesWay to the throne[edit] Emund was the son of Olof Skötkonung, the first Christian ruler of Sweden. His mother was a co-wife,[2] Edla, daughter of a Slavic chief from the southern coast of the Baltic Sea. He had two uterine sisters called Astrid and Holmfrid
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Grimeton
Grimeton Radio Station in southern Sweden, close to Varberg in Halland,built in 1922-1924, is an exceptionally well-preserved monument to early wireless transatlantic communication
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Sweyn Estridsen
Sweyn II Estridsson[2] (Old Norse: Sveinn Ástríðarson, Danish: Svend Estridsen) (c. 1019 – 28 April 1076[3][4]) was King of Denmark from 1047 until his death in 1076. He was the son of Ulf Thorgilsson and Estrid Svendsdatter
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Adalvard The Elder
Adalvard the Elder (dead c. 1064) was a German clergyman. He was first the dean of Bremen, but he was sent to the diocese of Skara in Sweden, as bishop during the early 1060s. Adam of Bremen
Adam of Bremen
wrote well of him, and tells that he made missionary attempts in Värmland. In Skara Cathedral a chalice was found with the inscription Adalwardus Peccator (Adalvard the sinner)
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Scythia
Pontic SteppeDomestication of the horse Kurgan Kurgan
Kurgan
culture Steppe culturesBug-Dniester Sredny Stog Dnieper-Donets Samara Khvalynsk YamnaMikhaylovka cultureCaucasusMaykopEast-AsiaAfanasevoEastern EuropeUsatovo Cernavodă CucuteniNorthern EuropeCorded wareBaden Middle DnieperBronze AgePontic SteppeChariot Yamna Catacomb Multi-cordoned ware Poltavka SrubnaNorthern/Eastern SteppeAbashevo culture Andronovo SintashtaEuropeGlobular Amphora Corded ware Beaker Unetice Trzciniec Nordic Bronze Age Terramare Tumulus
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Kvenland
Kvenland, known as Cwenland, Qwenland, Kænland or similar terms in medieval sources, is an ancient name for an area in Fennoscandia and Scandinavia. Kvenland, in that or nearly that spelling, is known from an Old English account written in the 9th century, which used the information provided by the Norwegian adventurer and traveler Ohthere, and from Nordic sources, primarily Icelandic. One possible additional source was written in the modern-day area of Norway — all the known Nordic sources date to the 12th and 13th centuries
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Gulf Of Bothnia
The Gulf of Bothnia
Gulf of Bothnia
(Finnish: Pohjanlahti; Swedish: Bottniska viken, i.e. Bottenviken + Bottenhavet) is the northernmost arm of the Baltic Sea. It is situated between Finland's west coast and Sweden's east coast. In the south of the gulf lie the Åland Islands, between the Sea of Åland
Sea of Åland
and the Archipelago Sea.Contents1 Name 2 Geography 3 Geology 4 History 5 Economy 6 Rivers 7 Cities 8 References 9 External linksName[edit] Bothnia is a latinization. The Swedish name "Bottenviken" was originally just "Botn(en)" with botn being Old Norse
Old Norse
for "gulf" or "bay";[1] which is also the meaning of the second element "vik". The name botn was applied to the Gulf of Bothnia
Gulf of Bothnia
as Helsingjabotn in Old Norse, after Hälsingland, which at the time referred to the coastland west of the gulf
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Finland
Finland
Finland
(/ˈfɪnlənd/ ( listen); Finnish: Suomi [suo̯mi] ( listen); Swedish: Finland
Finland
[ˈfɪnland]), officially the Republic
Republic
of Finland
Finland
(Finnish: Suomen tasavalta, Swedish: Republiken Finland)[7] is a sovereign state in Northern Europe. The country has land borders with Sweden
Sweden
to the northwest, Norway
Norway
to the north, and Russia
Russia
to the east. To the south is the Gulf of Finland
Finland
with Estonia
Estonia
on the opposite side
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Värmland
 Värmland (help·info) is a historical province or landskap in the west of middle Sweden. It borders Västergötland, Dalsland, Dalarna, Västmanland, and Närke, and is bounded by Norway in the west. Latin name versions are Varmelandia,[2] Vermelandia,[3] Wermelandia,[4] Værmalandia, Værmolandia, Virmolandia and Vermillandia. Some of the Latinised forms show the origin of the name to come from the large local lake by the name of Värmeln (from older *Virmil); others from the river name *Værma, the main outlet of said lake.[5] The province was originally part of Götaland, and became part of Svealand in 1815.[6]Contents1 Geography1.1 Western Värmland 1.2 Eastern Värmland 1.3 Population2 History2.1 Culture and literature 2.2 Dukes 2.3 Chartered cities 2.4 Provincial districts3 Notable natives 4 Sub-divisions 5 Sports 6 Notes 7 References 8 External linksGeography[edit] See also: Transscandinavian Igneous Belt The largest lake is Vänern
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Norway
Indigenous status:Sami[3]Minority status:[4]Jewish Traveller Forest Finn Romani KvenReligion LutheranDemonym Norwegian (Nordmann)Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy• MonarchHarald V• Prime MinisterErna Solberg• President of the StortingTone W. Trøen• Chief JusticeToril Marie ØieLegislature StortingHistory• State established prior unification872• Norwegian Empire (Greatest indep
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England
England
England
is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.[6][7][8] It shares land borders with Scotland
Scotland
to the north and Wales
Wales
to the west. The Irish Sea
Irish Sea
lies northwest of England
England
and the Celtic Sea
Celtic Sea
lies to the southwest. England
England
is separated from continental Europe
Europe
by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel
English Channel
to the south
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Uppland
Uppland
Uppland
(Swedish pronunciation: [ˈɵpːland] ( listen)) is a historical province or landskap on the eastern coast of Sweden, just north of Stockholm, the capital. It borders Södermanland, Västmanland
Västmanland
and Gästrikland. It is also bounded by lake Mälaren
Mälaren
and the Baltic sea. On the small uninhabited island of Märket
Märket
in the Baltic, Uppland
Uppland
has an extremely short and strangely shaped land border with Åland, an autonomous province of Finland. The name literally means up land, a name which is commonly encountered in especially older English literature. Its Latinised form, which is occasionally used, is Uplandia
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Harald Hardrada
Harald Sigurdsson (Old Norse: Haraldr Sigurðarson; c. 1015 – 25 September 1066), given the epithet Hardrada (Old Norse: harðráði, modern Norwegian Hardråde, roughly translated as "stern counsel" or "hard ruler") in the sagas,[2] was King of Norway
Norway
(as Harald III) from 1046 to 1066. In addition, he unsuccessfully claimed the Danish throne until 1064 and the English throne in 1066. Before becoming king, Harald had spent around fifteen years in exile as a mercenary and military commander in Kievan Rus'
Kievan Rus'
and of the Varangian Guard
Varangian Guard
in the Byzantine Empire. When he was fifteen years old, in 1030, Harald fought in the Battle of Stiklestad together with his half-brother Olaf Haraldsson (later Saint Olaf). Olaf sought to reclaim the Norwegian throne, which he had lost to the Danish king Cnut the Great
Cnut the Great
two years prior
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Gniezno
Gniezno
Gniezno
([ˈɡɲeznɔ] ( listen); German: Gnesen) is a city in central-western Poland, about 50 kilometres (31 miles) east of Poznań, with about 70,000 inhabitants. One of the Piast dynasty's chief cities, it was mentioned in 10th-century sources, possibly including the Dagome Iudex, as the capital of Piast Poland. The Roman Catholic archbishop of Gniezno
Gniezno
is the primate of Poland, making it the country's ecclesiastical capital
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Uppsala
Uppsala
Uppsala
(pronounced [²ɵpːsɑːla] ( listen); older spelling Upsala) is the capital of Uppsala County
Uppsala County
and the fourth largest city of Sweden, after Stockholm, Gothenburg
Gothenburg
and Malmö. It had 149,245 inhabitants in 2015.[1] Located 71 km (44 mi) north of the capital Stockholm, it is also the seat of Uppsala
Uppsala
Municipality. Since 1164, Uppsala
Uppsala
has been the ecclesiastical centre of Sweden, being the seat of the Archbishop of the Church of Sweden
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Sweyn Forkbeard
Sweyn Forkbeard (Old Norse: Sveinn Haraldsson tjúguskegg;[1] Danish: Svend Tveskæg; 960 – 3 February 1014) was king of Denmark
Denmark
during 986–1014. In the mid-980s, Sweyn revolted against his father, Harald Bluetooth, and seized the throne. Harald was driven into exile and died shortly afterwards in November 986 or 987.[2] In 1000, with the allegiance of Trondejarl, Eric of Lade, Sweyn ruled most of Norway
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