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Emma Groeneveld
by Morris Meredith Williams (1881-1973)
published on 01 November 2018

Artist's rendition of Lagertha, a legendary Viking shieldmaiden known from Saxo Grammaticus’ early 13th-century CE Gesta Danorum. In this work, written in Latin and concerning Danish history, she is the first wife of Ragnar Lothbrok, a legendary Viking king said to have lived during the 9th century CE. Brave and skilled, Lagertha is twice responsible for ensuring victory for Ragnar in battle.

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Cite This Work

APA Style

(1881-1973), M. M. W. (2018, November 01). Lagertha. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

(1881-1973), Morris Meredith Williams. "Lagertha." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 01, 2018.

MLA Style

(1881-1973), Morris Meredith Williams. "Lagertha." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 01 Nov 2018. Web. 06 Feb 2023.