- Thorbjorn Thorsteinsson
Thorbjorn Thorsteinsson, a.k.a. Thorbjorn the Clerk,
Orcadian pirate, executed 1158.
Thorbjorn was married to the sister of
Sweyn Asleifsson, but they first quarrelled after Sweyn attacked the tower of Thorbjorn's grandmother Frakkok of Sutherlandand burned it down with the old woman inside. Earl Rognvald Kali Kolssonforced a reconciliation, and the two went plundering together in the Hebrides, but fell out again over the distribution of the loot. Thorbjorn had his marriage annulledand entered Rognvald's service. [" Orkneyinga Saga"]
Harald Maddadsson, Thorbjorn found himself again thrown into Sweyn's company.
In 1158, Thorbjorn was outlawed by Rognvald for murdering one of his retainers. He placed his faith in his friendship with Harald, but the two Earls had recently become allies, and Thorbjorn was in a very dangerous position. He attempted to resolve it by ambushing and assassinating Ranald; but Harald had him put to death. ["
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