King Harald Hardrada (c. 1015-1066)
“Now I go creeping from forest
To forest with little honour;
Who knows, my name may yet become
Renowned far and wide in the end.”
- Quote supposedly composed by a fifteen-year-old Harald “Hardrada” Sigurdsson, recorded in King Harald’s Saga (chapter 1) by Snorri Sturlusson, and translated by Magnus Magnusson and Hermann Pálsson (Penguin Classics, 1966, 2005).