- known as Sweyn Forkbeard. died 1014, king of Denmark (?986–1014). He conquered England, forcing Ethelred II to flee (1013); father of Canute
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"There is guilt on my soul, and woe in my heart," answered Sweyn, moodily.
The son of Sweyn began to remonstrate, but the Earl cut him short.
And that Sweyn will aid him to reconquer England for the Dane.
Thou lovest me, then, son of Sweyn; I have sometimes doubted it.
Then Sweyn let launch the war-ship, and with all his men went after the baresarks.The Story of Rolf and the Viking's Bow