Princess Gunhild Haraldsdatter DENMARK
- Born: Abt 949, , , Denmark
- Died: 13 Nov 1002
Other names for Gunhild were Gunnhild and DENMARK Princess.
Ancestral File Number: 18KD-Z8M.
Princess of DENMARK.
Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Gunhild, Daughter of Harald II, Mar Jarl Palig, Killed 1002."
A History of the English Speaking People Winston S Churchill Vol I The Birth of Britain Dodd Mead & Co 1956 p133"...We have seen that Alfred in his day never hesitated to use money as well as arms. Ethelred used money instead of arms. He used it in ever increasing quantities with ever diminishing returns...In their ruin and decay the English had taken large numbers of Danish mercenaries into their service. Ethelred suspected these dangerous helpers of a plot against his life. Panic-stricken, he planned the slaughter of all Danes in the south of England, whether in his pay or living peaceably on the land. This atrocious design was executed in 1002 on St Brice's Day. Among the victims was Gunnhild, the wife of Pallig, one of the chief Vikings, and sister of Sweyn, King of Denmark. Sweyn swore implacable revenge, and for two years executed it upon the wretched islanders..."
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Gunhild married Jarl Palig VIKING.