Sigurd Eysteinsson


Sigurd Eysteinsson

Sigurd Eysteinsson (aka Sigurd I The Mighty, ruled 875-92) was the second Viking Earl of Orkney, who succeeded his brother Ragnald the Wise. He was a leader in the Viking conquest of what is now northern Scotland. He died as a result of one of the native rulers he killed, Maelbrigte, moramer of Moray. He beheaded Maelbrigte and strapped his head to his saddle. As he rode, Maelbrigte's teeth grazed against his leg, causing a wound that became infected and killed him.

Source: Ashley, Robert. "The Mammoth Book of British Kings and Queens" 1998, Carroll and Graf.


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