Eric and Eric

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Eric and Eric, according to Adam of Bremen, were two contenders for the kingship of Sweden around 1066–67, after the death of King Stenkil. They made war on each other, and were both killed. Nothing more is known about them, though later historians have speculated that one of them was a Christian son of Stenkil, and the other a pagan; accordingly, they are sometimes assigned the invented names of Eric Stenkilsson and Eric the Pagan. No basis for those names can be substantiated from their own times.

After Eric and Eric were dead, Halsten, son of King Stenkil, ascended to the throne.

References[edit]

  • Harrison, Dick (2009). Sveriges historia 600-1350. Norsteds. p. 124. ISBN 9789113023779. 
Eric and Eric
 Died: 1067
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Stenkil
Succeeded by
Halsten