TIL of Snorri Sturluson who authored the ‘Prose Edda’ which is a major source for Norse mythology today. He became a lawyer in Iceland in 1218 & was made a knight in Sweden. However, he was assassinated by agents of the King of Norway in 1241.

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  1. >At first, lawspeakers represented the people, and their duties and authority were connected to the assemblies (things). For most of the last thousand years, however, they were part of the king’s administration.

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