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The Abbey of St Olaf, the Viking saint, in Tønsberg. The photographs show the remains of the church attached to the abbey, and a bronze model of it. The church is circular, being the only round church in Vestfold.

St Olavs gate (St Olav's Road) in Oslo is named for Olav Haraldsson who died at the battle of Stiklestad in 1030. He is largely credited with converting Norway to Christianity, although somewhat brutally. This process was ostensibly begun by Olav…

An article about Thorir Hund, who opposed Olaf Haraldsson at Stiklestad in 1030.

A painting of the fall of Olaf Haraldsson at Stiklestad in 1030. Thorir hund stabs him with a spear.

Halfdan Egedius: Illustration for Olav den helliges saga. Snorre 1899-edition.

Book: Snorre Sturlason - Heimskringla, J.M. Stenersen & Co, 1899.

Sven Nordin as Olaf II in The Saint Olav Drama at Stiklestad, Norway

Anders Baasmo Christensen as King Olav in the 2003 production of The Saint Olav Drama.

A blog post about St Olaf and discussion of which church may have given Kirkwall its name.

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A modern translation of St Olaf's saga available as a freely downloadable pdf from the Viking Society for Northern Research

This item links to Laing's translation of St Olaf's saga. It is an old translation. The translator has been quite free in interpreting the Old Norse text.

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The page linked to by this item records the death of Olav Haraldsson in 1030 at the Battle of Stiklestad. It states only that he was killed by his own people (i.e. the Norwegians) and afterwards canonised. No other details are given

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A short article about Olav Haraldsson who was canonised in 1031. He died at the Battle of Stiklestad in 1030, and is credited with bringing Christianity to Norway.

The Culture Centre at Stiklestad was built to mark commemorate the Battle of Stiklestad which is usually taken to mark the coming of Christianity to Norway in 1030.
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