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Sweyn

noun
  1. 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.

    Harold, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • The son of Sweyn began to remonstrate, but the Earl cut him short.

    Harold, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

    Harold, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Thou lovest me, then, son of Sweyn; I have sometimes doubted it.

    Harold, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Then Sweyn let launch the war-ship, and with all his men went after the baresarks.