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  • Earl Rognvaldr Kali: crisis and development in twelfth-century Orkney 

    Prescott, Joshua (University of St Andrews, 2009-06) - Thesis
    In this thesis I argue that Earl Rögnvaldr Kali, lacking a patrilinial claim to the earldom of Orkney, used the cult of St Magnús, his maternal uncle, to create a new religiously based legitimacy for himself. Furthermore, ...