Rig and Ebbe (Skjalm Hvideís sons) incited the Zealanders to take
revenge for the killing of the popular Knud Lavard, and at Ringsted
Landsting (court) Magnus was convicted outlaw.
As king Niels nevertheless called back Magnus, the Zealanders revolted
and chose Knud Lavardís brother, Erik as king.
For three years Erik fought for the crown, particularly supported by
the Zealanders, while the Jutlanders agreed with king Niels and
Clarification came when the SkŚningers with the archbishop Asser in
front joint Erik. At Fodevig in 1134 Magnusís large army was
overcome by Erikís iron covered rider crowd.
Magnus was killed, king Niels fled to the town of Slesvig, but the
town-dwellers avenged by killing king Niels.
Erik Emune (the always memorable) was a tough man, who took bloody
revenge over Magnusís supporters, so that he even had his own
brother and his sons killed.
Three years later he himself was killed at Urnehoved ting (court) by a
Jutlandic nobleman, Sorte Plov.
Erik Emune was son of Erik Ejegod.
He was in 1132 married to Malmfred, daughter of grand duke Mstislav of
Russia and Christine of Sweden, and sister to Ingeborg, who was
married to Knud Lavard, and earlier married to the deceased Norwegian
king Sigurd Jorsalfar.
For some years Erik Emune had lived together with the mistress Thunna.
Together with her he had about 1127 the son Svend