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Rognvaldr was a 12th century Christian Viking, a Norwegian by birth and upbringing, who became the Earl of Orkney in 1135. He is primarily remembered as the founder of St Magnus’ cathedral in Kirkwall, Orkney, where his bones are said to have been interred after a violent death in 1158. His life, as ruler, law-maker, crusader, pirate and poet, was recorded in Orkneyinga Saga, The History of the Earls of Orkney in the 14th century.

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