The Battle of Stiklestad
Published: July 19, 2017
Our kveldsprogram tonight centered around the Battle of Stiklestad and the death of Saint Olaf Haraldsson. After being ousted from the throne and driven into exile by the Danish king Cnut the Great in 1029, Saint Olaf gathered strength in Sweden and waited to return to Norway. After Cnut's Norwegian regent died, Olaf returned to Norway in 1030, but was killed by peasants at the Battle of Stiklestad soon after. In our program, villagers were split into groups, most of them were bonder (farmers), some were aristocrats, and others were Danes. The program roughly simulated the events leading up to and after the battle.