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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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  • Then, because they feared sweyn's return, and so dared not to lose time, they knew not what to do.

  • And that sweyn will aid him to reconquer England for the Dane.

    Harold, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • sweyn put his hands on his shoulders again and vainly tried to see his face in the darkness.

    The Were-Wolf Clemence Housman
  • Thou lovest me, then, son of sweyn; I have sometimes doubted it.

    Harold, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • At that moment King Magnus came on deck, and recognized sweyn.

    The Story of Norway Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  • Then sweyn let launch the war-ship, and with all his men went after the baresarks.

  • No record has been preserved of the war which they waged together against sweyn Estridsson.

    The Story of Norway Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  • Malcolm Canmore promised a mighty army; sweyn, a mighty fleet.

  • sweyn the Silent echoed the fatal sign, and Roderic drew back, resting his right hand upon the mantel.

    The Thirsty Sword Robert Leighton
  • It may be that he meant to treat with sweyn, as he had done, if the story be true, with Osbiorn.

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