Eric the Victorious
He is sometimes called Eric V or Eric VI. He is called this by people who count back from Eric XIV (1560–68).
Eric the Victorious originally controlled the area around Uppland. His kingdom may have extended down to Blekinge. He got the name "victorious," because of his victory in the Battle of Fýrisvellir.
Adam also dated Eric the Victorious's death as between 992 and 995. He is remembered as a war-like and successful ruler.
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- Lindkvist, Thomas (2003), "Kings and provinces in Sweden", The Cambridge History of Scandinavia, p. 223., ISBN 0-521-47299-7
- Jones, Gwyn (1973), A History of the Vikings, Oxford University Press, p. 128., ISBN 0-19-285063-6
- Ros, Jonas (2002) "Sigtuna och folklanden; den tidiga Sigtunamyntningen och den politiska geografin", Fornvännen 97:3, p. 170