Person:Gunnhild, Mother of Kings (1)

Gunnhild _____, Mother of Kings
b.Abt 910
d.Abt 980
Facts and Events
Name Gunnhild _____, Mother of Kings
Alt Name Gunhild _____
Gender Female
Birth[1][2] Abt 910
Marriage to Eric Bloodaxe _____
Alt Death[2] Aft 970
Death[1] Abt 980
Other? Speculative parents?: Gorm the Old and Thyra (1) 
Reference Number? Q270541?

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Gunnhildr konungamóðir (mother of kings) or Gunnhildr Gormsdóttir, whose name is often Anglicised as Gunnhild (c. 910  –  c. 980) is a quasi-historical figure who appears in the Icelandic Sagas, according to which she was the wife of Eric Bloodaxe (king of Norway 930–34, 'King' of Orkney c. 937–54, and king of Jórvík 948–49 and 952–54). She appears prominently in sagas such as Fagrskinna, Egils saga, Njáls saga, and Heimskringla.

The sagas relate that Gunnhild lived during a time of great change and upheaval in Norway. Her father-in-law Harald Fairhair had recently united much of Norway under his rule. Shortly after his death, Gunnhild and her husband Eric Bloodaxe were overthrown and exiled. She spent much of the rest of her life in exile in Orkney, Jorvik and Denmark. A number of her many children with Eric became co-rulers of Norway in the late tenth century.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Gunnhild, Mother of Kings, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 GUNHILD ([910/20]-after 970), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.