/ (sweɪn) /
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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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How to use Sweyn in a sentence
On the death of Sweyn he was invited to resume the government, and died at London in the midst of his struggle with Canute .
Sweyn's History must have been completed not long after 1185, to which date belongs the last event he records.Beowulf|R. W. Chambers
The following year Sweyn invaded the kingdom with a powerful army and assumed the crown of England.
The Earl was for letting them all be slain at once, but Sweyn said that should not be, and said too that it was night.The story of Burnt Njal|Anonymous
On came Earl Sweyn's fleet, fiercely attacking that of Olaf, a cloud of spears and arrows filling the air.Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)|Charles Morris