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Thomas Tollefsen

Research student, History and Welsh History, School of History, Archaeology and Religion


Research interests

  • Medieval Scandinavia
  • Scandinavian kingship
  • State development in Scandinavia
  • Political history of the early and high Middle Ages in particular regencies and the king as a minor
  • Titles and styles of Scandinavian kings
  • Rules of kingmaking and succession


Scandinavian kingship

An investigation into the development of Scandinavian kingship from the 1160s to 1319.

Funding source

Self-funded / Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund



Dr Jenny Benham

Reader in Medieval History