Kings' sagas

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The kings' sagas are Norse sagas which tell of the lives of Scandinavian kings. They were composed in the 12th to 14th centuries in Iceland and Norway.

From Heimskringla, the Saga of Saint Olaf, by Halfdan Egedius.

List of kings' sagas, including works in Latin, in approximate order of composition (many dates could be off by decades):

Sometimes counted among the kings' sagas:


Ármann Jakobsson, „Royal Biography,“ A Companion to Old Norse-Icelandic Literature and Culture. Ed. Rory McTurk (Oxford 2005), 388–402. (Blackwell Companions 31)