Earl Sigurd of Orkney was a man who often tried to reclaim the lands of Sodor and the Island of Mann from Godred MacHarold. He attempted to claim Mann in 982 and Sodor two years later. He failed both times, but was never captured and returned in 989. His forces killed MacHarold and two of his sons in a battle in Mann, but Godred's youngest son, King Harold, escaped with Godred's wife and daughter. Sigurd died in 1014, and Harold reclaimed both islands from Sigurd's young heir, Thorfinn.

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