All the King’s men. The incorporation of Iceland into the Norwegian Realm

  title={All the King’s men. The incorporation of Iceland into the Norwegian Realm},
  author={Sverrir Jakobsson},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of History},
  pages={571 - 592}
ABSTRACT It is a common supposition that Iceland became a part of Norway over a period of few years following 1262, that this was done through the adoption of a document known as The Old Covenant (ON. Gamli sattmali) and that the most important part of this transition was that the Icelanders now accepted the Norwegian king as their own king. Some of these statements must be subject to qualification. In fact, different parts of Iceland became subject to the Norwegian king at various times, the… 


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