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A Hat on a Pole- The Curious Case of the King Who Almost Lost His Country After His Hat Fell Off

A Hat on a Pole- The Curious Case of the King Who Almost Lost His Country After His Hat Fell Off

By Anton Amle

The answer to this comes to us in a local legend in the Mälar Valley region of Sweden – the very heartland of the old Swedish kings. He also said that he is as much a subject to the Swedish king, as the Swedish king is a subject to him. They followed King Erik to this island and attempted to catch him, but Erik noticed them just in time and managed to flee. King Erik was now surrounded by his enemies on all sides, except for the steep cliffs behind him. Naturally, now hatless, the remainder of the war did not go well for King Erik Weatherhat, who was now plain king Erik Anundsson again.