THE BATTLE OF STIKLESTAD
29th July 1030
This was a battle fought between the forces of Olaf Haraldsson and a peasant army of men loyal to Cnut
The Norwegian Olaf Haraldsson had been displaced and forced to flee following the battle of Helgea in 1026. In 1030, following the death of regent Hakon, Olaf returned to retake Norway.
Harik of Tjotta
Decisive victory for the peasant army loyal to Cnut. Olaf Haraldsson was killed in the battle.
Cnut kept control of Sweden. His son Swein became regent but his rule was not popular and Olaf’s son, Magnus was invited to be King by the people.