Erik the Red

Erik the Red

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Erik Thorvaldsson 950 - c. 1003 a.d, known as Erik the Red, is remembered in medieval Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Nordic settlement in Greenland. The Icelandic tradition indicates that he was born in the J ren district of Rogaland, Norway, as the son of Thorvald Asvaldsson, he therefore also appears, patronymically, as Erik Thorvaldsson (Eir kr orvaldsson). The appellation "the Red" most likely refers to his hair color. Leif Ericson, the famous Icelandic explorer, was Erik's son. Erik the Red's parents left Norway on account of manslaughter. Along with him, the family settled in Hornstrandir in West Iceland. The Icelanders later sentenced Erik to a three-year exile for several murders around the year 982. After marrying Thorild, he moved to Haukadal (Hawksdale) where he built a farm. The initial confrontation happened when his slaves started a landslide on the neighboring farm belonging to Valthjof. Valthjof's friend, Eyiolf the Foul, killed the slaves.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135929771
  • 9786135929775