- Harald Fairhair's campaign in Götaland
Harald Fairhair's campaign in Götaland was an attack that took place in the
870's. Snorri Sturlusonwrites in "Harald Fairhair's saga" that Harald Fairhairdisputed the Swedish king Eric Eymundsson's hegemony in what is today southern Norway.
He attacked and forced
Vikento accept his rule and then plundered and burnt in Ranrike. Because of this the Norwegian skald Þorbjörn hornklofiboasted that the Swedes stayed indoors whereas the Norwegians were out on the sea.
Then the Norwegians travelled far and wide in
Götaland, winning most of the battles. In one of the battles, the Geatish commander Hrani the Geatfell. Harald then proclaimed himself the ruler of all land north of Göta älvand north and west of lake Vänernand placed Guttorm Haraldssonto defend the region with a large force.
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