Summary Kristin, daughter of Lawrence

Summary Kristin, daughter of Lawrence

Sigrid Unsett
Christine, daughter of Lawrence
The trilogy covers the period from 1310 to 1349, when the plague devastated Europe reached Norway.
Father Christine came from a Swedish family, known as the Sons of Lagman. Three generations of this family lived in Norway, but at times they were reminded that they were strangers here. At the age of eighteen, Laurence, the son of Bjergulf, married Ragnfrid, daughter of Ivar. Ragnfried was three years older than her husband and had a morose temper. Three of their sons died in infancy, and when they settled in the estate of Joryungord, only Christine, a seven-year-old girl with golden hair and light gray eyes, remained alive. Then two more daughters were born – Ulvhild and Rambord. Lavrans and Ragnfried reluctantly communicated with their neighbors, and even with their relatives they saw each other no more than required decency. However, Lavrans was loved in the district: he was a man of courage and at the same time peace-loving, never offended his tenants and was good to servants. The spouses were very devout and worshiped children in the spirit of piety. Christine was very attached to the monk Edwin – a truly holy man. Lavrans did not want to see Christine’s soul, and the girl also gave a clear preference to her father, not noticing what caused her mother’s sorrow. The consolation of Ragnfrid was Ulvhild, whom everyone considered the most beautiful of the sisters. To Rambore parents were

rather indifferent. When Ulvhild went the fourth year, an accident happened – the baby was maimed by a fallen log. Fru Ochild was invited to take care of her. She was a woman of the royal family, but her people avoided her – she had a reputation as a sorceress and razluchnitsy. Ragnfried did not stop this: her mother agreed to everything, just to save Ulvhild, and broths Frouh Ochild really eased the child’s suffering. Once Fru Ochild said, that the beauty of Christine could make a beautiful pair of her nephew Erlend, the son of Niculaus of Husabu. But there is no marriage between them, because Christine Erlend is not equal.
Ulvhild remained a cripple for life, and Kristin all became more beautiful and beautiful. When she entered the age, her parents betrothed her to Simon Darre, a young man from a venerable, well-to-do family. Simon quickly won the favor of all household members, and Kristin also got used to it. It was a happy wedding, but there was an unforeseen event. Kristin since childhood was friends with her dairy brother Arne – the son of tenant Gyurd. She realized that Arne loves her, but as a youth she did not attach any importance to this. People could get out and Arne only in the city: Before leaving, he asked Christine to go out in the evening to the forest to say goodbye, and the girl could not refuse him. When she returned home, Banein was waiting for him-the priest, who decided that one could not stand on ceremony with a girl running away from a father’s house on a date. Christine managed to fight off the bastard, and the wounded Benney began telling stories about her in the presence of Arne. When the fight broke out, Bentane Perv-vym snatched the knife. The dead Arne was brought home, and his mother called off Christina in the death of the Son. None of his relatives did not doubt that the girl retained her honor, but Kristin was so shocked that the family council decided to postpone the “marriage for a year.
Lavrans sent his daughter to a monastery in Oslo. There, Christine met Erlend, the son of Niculaus. He was already twenty-eight years old, but he looked unusually young – Christine had never seen such handsome men. In turn, Erlend was fascinated by the adorable girl. They passionately fell in love with each other. Kristin did not immediately learn about the past of her chosen one: at eighteen, Erlend got together with a married woman and took two children with her. He was outlawed, many of his relatives turned away from him, and he had to pray for a long time. Taking advantage of the inexperience of Christine, Erlend mastered it, and then they met many times in the house of the harlot Brynhild. In this vile place, Simon Darre was waiting for them. The girl angrily refused to betrothal, and Erlend swore an oath to marry her. Pitying Christine, Simon hid the details of the gap, But Aavrans still got angry. He did not want to hear about Erlend, but Ragnfried managed to soften her husband gradually. Mother guessed that Christine had lost her virginity – Lavrans, without knowing it himself, condemned her daughter to shame. Erlend decided to take Christine away, but his mistress Elina tracked them down. After an unsuccessful attempt to poison Kristin, she wounded Erlend, and then she stabbed herself. Frou Oshild and Erlend Ulv’s servant helped hide the part of Christine in this matter, but the girl was firmly convinced that the Lord would punish her. She wounded Erlend, and then she stabbed herself. Frou Oshild and Erlend Ulv’s servant helped hide the part of Christine in this matter, but the girl was firmly convinced that the Lord would punish her. She wounded Erlend, and then she stabbed herself. Frou Oshild and Erlend Ulv’s servant helped hide the part of Christine in this matter, but the girl was firmly convinced that the Lord would punish her.
Trouble fell one after another: before the betrothal with Erlend, the unhappy Ulvhild died, and then the holy monk Edwin quietly died out of old age. Meanwhile, Simon married – it seemed, he wanted to prove to everyone, and above all to himself, that he did not regret the former bride. Shortly before the wedding, Christine realized that she was pregnant. Unfortunately, Lavrans decided to arrange a magnificent celebration, and Kristin knew that this would become the object of evil intentions. People were condescending to the loving pleasures of the youth, but it was considered the greatest disgrace to defile the bride. Despite the nausea, Kristin worthy of the rendered rite, but his father understood everything, and it was for him a cruel blow. At the same time, Lavrans suddenly realized that he had not given his wife the real happiness – he married so early that closeness seemed to him a shameful and sinful thing, and Ragnfrid blamed herself.
Erlend took his young wife to Husabu. Christine tore the fear for the child: she constantly prayed that God would not punish the child for the sins of his parents. Erlend could not hide his annoyance: he was the most notable person in the district, and it was not right for him to sin with his own bride. For the rest of her life, Christine harbored a deep resentment against her husband, who did not support her in a difficult moment. The birth was unusually heavy, but the tiny Nikulaus-Nokkwe, as his mother called it-was born healthy and strong. With this news Erlend went skiing in Jørnungdor, and Lavrans first felt good feelings for his son-in-law. Christine, taking a little Nokwe with her, performed a thankful pilgrimage: during the prayer she saw the holy Edwin – she took it as a sign of forgiveness.
The large and rich estate of Erlend was completely neglected. Kristin was a worthy daughter of Lawrence: the work was seething in her hands, she gradually got rid of negligent servants, and the rest began to think. She was the manager of Ulva, who was related to Erlend – he had to go into the service because he was an illegitimate son. Ulv turned out to be an excellent assistant, but sometimes behaved unnecessarily familiarly, which caused gossip in the district. However, Christine once had to delve into these trifles: she was taken care of by housework, and she almost continuously gave birth – after Nokkve, Bjergulf and Geute appeared, and then the twins Var and Scule. At the insistence of his wife, Erlend took the children from Elina – Orma and Margret. Kristin was very attached to her stepson, but she could not bring herself to fall in love with her stepdaughter – she was too much like her mother. Because of Margret, the couple often quarreled. However, most of all, Christine was indignant at Erlenda’s light-mindedness: she felt that he did not think about the future of his sons at all and was almost jealous of them. Children often got sick – Christine nursed them, using the knowledge they received from Froh Ochild. Then, in the district, the purple rose, and everyone in the house, including Kristin herself, went to bed. When she woke up, Orma had already been buried.
Meanwhile Simon Darre was widowed. With his wife, he was not too happy, because Christine could not forget. Her younger sister Rambore turned fifteen, and Simon wooed to her. Lavrans, who always appreciated Simon, willingly agreed to this marriage. Pregnant Christine came to the wedding with her husband and children. Lavrans did not have long to live: before his death, he forgave his beloved daughter and bequeathed her cross to her. She named her sixth son after her father. In January 1332, Ragnfrid died also. Yorungord went to Christine, and she entrusted the management of the estate to Simon. By that time she had a seventh son, Muynan.
Discontent has long been growing in the country. Even the peace loving Lavrans believed that in earlier times people lived much better. Young King Magnus, the son of Queen Ingebjerg, paid more attention to Sweden than Norway. Many thought that it was necessary to put on the throne of another son Ingebjerg – a young Hawkon. Kristin never went into these men’s conversations – she had enough cares with the house and the children. She knew that rural work burdens Erlend – a born warrior and a knight. It seemed to her natural that the noble relatives had found a worthy occupation for him-he received a parish for management. Suddenly Erlenda was seized and taken to court in Nidaros – for Kristin it turned out to be a thunder from the blue. Her husband was accused of plotting against King Magnus and sentenced to death. No one wanted to bother with Erlend – partly because of fear, but more out of contempt. Erlend himself blabbed about all the slutty woman, who decided to seek consolation after another quarrel with Kristin: he was quickly fed up with this Xunniv fru, and the wounded woman reported to him. When a terrible threat loomed over Erlend, Christine was petrified with grief. Seeing this, Simon Darre went to the relatives of Erlend, and they yielded to his entreaties – thanks to their intercession, King Magnus granted life to Erlend. The estate of Husabu was confiscated in favor of the treasury, and the couple had to settle in Yorugorda. Soon Erlend rescued from the misfortune of Simon, when he was almost killed in a random fight. And Christine managed to heal Andres – the only son of Simon and Ramborgh. It seemed that both families now became so close that nothing could separate them. But Erland and Simon quarreled – the reason was Christine, although she herself had no idea. Christine was annoyed with her husband: even after imprisonment and dishonor, he did not lose his former arrogance and frivolity. In the region, the old Lavrans was well remembered, and therefore his son-in-law and daughter were severely judged.
As a relative, Ulv told Christine that most of all Erlendon had deprived sons – they would never manage to occupy a high position in society, although in beauty and ability, they far surpassed other young men. And Kristin could not stand it: during one of the quarrels she reminded her husband about Sünnev. Erlend left Joryuyagord and settled in a small house in the mountains. Christine saw how the grown sons suffer, but could not break the pride. But then there was a terrible misfortune – a trifling wound brought to the grave of Simon Darre. Before he died, he ordered Christine to be called: he wanted to say that he had loved her all his life only – instead he asked her to reconcile with Erlend. Christine promised. As soon as she and Erlend saw each other, their love flared up again. Returning home, Christine realized that she was pregnant. In deep anguish, she was waiting for her husband, and he hoped, that she would come to the mountains. And Christine called the newborn son Erlend, although the father’s name was supposed to be given only after death. The kid was so weak that he only held out for a few days. In the district there have long been vicious comments about what is happening in Yorungord. All this broke out when Ulv decided to disperse with his unloved wife, and her relatives, with the support of a local priest, accused Christine of fornication. Sons rushed to protect their mother – they were taken into custody. But the teenager Lawrence managed to slip away and galloped after his father. Erlend rushed to the rescue: there was a skirmish in which he was inflicted a mortal wound. He remained true to himself – he died refusing to take the last communion from the hands of the one who slandered his wife. The kid was so weak that he only held out for a few days. In the district there have long been vicious comments about what is happening in Yorungord. All this broke out when Ulv decided to disperse with his unloved wife, and her relatives, with the support of a local priest, accused Christine of fornication. Sons rushed to protect their mother – they were taken into custody. But the teenager Lawrence managed to slip away and galloped after his father. Erlend rushed to the rescue: there was a skirmish in which he was inflicted a mortal wound. He remained true to himself – he died refusing to take the last communion from the hands of the one who slandered his wife. The kid was so weak that he only held out for a few days. In the district there have long been vicious comments about what is happening in Yorungord. All this broke out when Ulv decided to disperse with his unloved wife, and her relatives, with the support of a local priest, accused Christine of fornication. Sons rushed to protect their mother – they were taken into custody. But the teenager Lawrence managed to slip away and galloped after his father. Erlend rushed to the rescue: there was a skirmish in which he was inflicted a mortal wound. He remained true to himself – he died refusing to take the last communion from the hands of the one who slandered his wife. and her relatives, with the support of a local priest, accused Christine of fornication. Sons rushed to protect their mother – they were taken into custody. But the teenager Lawrence managed to slip away and galloped after his father. Erlend rushed to the rescue: there was a skirmish in which he was inflicted a mortal wound. He remained true to himself – he died refusing to take the last communion from the hands of the one who slandered his wife. and her relatives, with the support of a local priest, accused Christine of fornication. Sons rushed to protect their mother – they were taken into custody. But the teenager Lawrence managed to slip away and galloped after his father. Erlend rushed to the rescue: there was a skirmish in which he was inflicted a mortal wound. He remained true to himself – he died refusing to take the last communion from the hands of the one who slandered his wife.
Only losing her husband, Christine realized how he was dear to her. The troubles did not end there – she soon lost the little Munan. Adult sons no longer needed her support. She could do nothing to help the blind Bjerpolf – a handsome intelligent young man was expecting a monastery, and Nokkve announced to his mother that he would not part with his brother. Both older sons took tonsure in the Tuetre. Twins and Lavrans went to seek happiness in foreign lands. In Yorungorde remained the most economic of all the children of Erlend and Christine – Geute. He was very much like the old Lavrans and enjoyed universal love. Even the kidnapping of the bride fell into his hands: people admired his valor, and with the relatives of Yufrid, he was able to agree in the end. A young woman gave respect to her mother-in-law, but the economy was on its own. Kristin felt more and more like a stranger in her own house. And then she decided to make a pilgrimage. She again saw the image of Saint Edwin, which meant that he approved of her intention.
When the plague began, Christine lived in a monastery. People seem to be distraught with grief and despair. One day the novice sisters found out that at night men were going to sacrifice a small monster for the pagan monster, whose mother died. Kristin tore the child out of the hands of angry people, and they cried that they would believe in her piety, if she was not afraid to put the body of the deceased to the ground. And Kristin entered the plague house, only Uliv’s cousin accompanied her. But when they carried the unfortunate to the cemetery, a crowd with the priest at the head was already moving towards them, among the weeping pilgrims Christine also recognized those who were ready to commit sacrilege. During the funeral, her mouth gushed blood, and she realized that it was a plague. In the dying delirium, Christine saw her father, mother, husband, sons. Most often, she was the ones she lost: the little Erlend, little Munyan, Nokkwe with Bjergulf – it became known that all the monks of Tuetra had died. Sometimes she came to herself and recognized Ulva, nuns, a priest-she was surrounded by loving, reverential faces. Her father’s cross and wedding ring she gave to Ulva to remember the soul of an unhappy woman, which she saved for eternal life.


Summary Kristin, daughter of Lawrence