When playing those naming games and pub quizzes, nobody ever mentions Sweyn Forkbeard. Okay, so he was England's shortest-reigning king but he was declared King of England, on Christmas day 1013.
I have come across some great people in history while doing research for my Dark Ages novels. Often these characters are intertwined with some amazing folklore. One of these is Wurburgh, a princess who became the patron saint of Chester and of geese.