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Siward Fairbairn Armstrong
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Birth: 1000, Denmark
Death: 1056
York
North Yorkshire, England

The last Anglo-Danish Earl of Northumberland. Born in Denmark, according to the sage, the son of a polar bear and a swedish maiden. More likely a descendant of Thorgils Sprakling and Sigrid. Probably nephew of Canute. According to the saga, left Denmark for England and slew a dragon while passing through Orkney. There he met a man who was Odinn like, from whom he received a raven banner and instructions to continue to London to receive the Kings favor. In fact he followed Canute's invasion of England and gained the Kings favor by cutting off the head of Tosti, a Dane much hated by the king. He governed on Canute's behalf, all of Northumbria and York. He built St. Olaf's church in Northumbria, where he is buried. He married Aelfflaed, daughter of the Eardred Earl of Bambaugh, gaining that territory with the death of his successor. Siward defeated MacBeth in battle in 1054, losing one son Osbjorn in that battle, but gaining a part in Shakespeare's drama. He died of dysentery, leaving one son Waltheof. 
 
Burial:
St Olave Churchyard
York
York Unitary Authority
North Yorkshire, England
 
Created by: MGannuch
Record added: Dec 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102155393
Siward Fairbairn Armstrong
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Siward Fairbairn Armstrong
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-Anonymous
 Added: Nov. 3, 2014
May my 31st Great Grandfather RIP
- Karen
 Added: Sep. 30, 2014
Eternal Peace for my many x GGF
- Victoria
 Added: Sep. 14, 2014
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