Freawine, "Frowin" or "Frowinus" figures as a governor of
Schleswigin " Gesta Danorum" and in the " Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" as an ancestor of the kings of Wessex, but the latter source only tells that he was the son of Frithugarand the father of Wig.
In the "
Gesta Danorum", Frowin was the father-in-law of Offa of Angel(presented as a prince and later king of Denmark), whose father king Wermundliked both Frowin and his sons Ket and Wig.
Frowin was challenged to combat by the Swedish king Athisl, and killed. He would later be avenged by his two sons Ket and Wig. However, the two sons fought against Athisl two against one, a national disgrace that was redeemed by their brother-in-law Offa, when he killed two Saxons at the same time, in "single combat". This event is referred to in "
Widsith" as a duel against Myrgings.
References and external links
* [http://www.gutenberg.net/etext/657 The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle] at
Project Gutenberg- Public domain copy.
* [http://omacl.org/DanishHistory/book4.html Book Four of "Gesta Danorum" at the Online Medieval and Classical Library]
*Peter Tunstall's translation of the "Chronicon lethrense" at [http://www.oe.eclipse.co.uk/nom/lejre.html "The Chronicle of the Kings of Lejre"] .
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