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How he dealt with his secret enemy which is in the sexual parts, that is seen from the circumstance, that when he observed celibacy at fasting or religious celebrations, he often took a secret bath in a cold tub of water - even in wintertime - thus expelling non-permissible body heat with the cold." While the legend asserts that Eric was unanimously accepted as king, the circumstances reveal that this was not the case.

Apart from Karl Sverkersson in Östergötland, the Danish prince Magnus Henriksson had a claim to the throne, being the great-grandson of Inge I and the great-great-grandson of King Sweyn Estridson of Denmark.

And when he had scored such an honourable victory he prayed to God, falling on his knees with tears in his eyes.

Then one of his good men asked why he cried, since he should rejoice over the honourable victory which he had won over the enemies of Jesus Christ and the holy faith.

, (Swedish: Erik Jedvardsson; Erik den helige; Sankt Erik; died ), also called Eric the Holy, Saint Eric, Eric the Lawgiver, was a Swedish king c. The Roman Martyrology of the Catholic Church names him as a saint memorialized on 18 May.

As later kings from the House of Eric were consistently buried at Varnhem Abbey near Skara in Västergötland, the family is considered to have Geatish roots like other medieval ruling houses in Sweden.

"Then Eric the Saint asked the people of Finland to accept Christianity and make peace with him.

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However, the only reliable source mentioning his reign is a Cistercian chronicle from c. Quite contrary to the impression of pro-clerical policy of the Eric Legend, it says that King Eric and Queen Christina harassed the monks of Varnhem Abbey in Västergötland.

Some monks left for Denmark where Vitskøl Abbey was founded in 1158.

Osteological investigations of Eric's remains suggest that he may have lived the last 10-15 years of his life in Västergötland rather than in Uppland where he died.

On the other hand, the only manor he is known to have possessed is situated in Västmanland in Svealand.

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