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King Canute and Earl Ulf quarrel over chess
King Canute and Earl Ulf quarrel over chess, Roskilde, Denmanrk, 1026 (1913). King Canute (c985-1035) was Viking King of England, Norway and Denmark. Ulf Jarl Torgilsson (c998-1026) married King Canute's sister and was appointed by Canute as the Earl of Denmark. They argued over a game of chess and Canute had Ulf murdered. Illustration from The Northmen in Britain by Eleanor Means Hull, published 1913. Private collection.
- Image ref: 2378401
- Stapleton Historical Collection / Heritage Images