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'''Adalbjorg I's''' reign 'began badly and ended in ignominy'. This was long the accepted historical line on her reign, however that opinion is beginning to change.
The job of rescuing Adalbjorg's career and reputation is made harder due to the fact a portion of the [[Álengiamark (The Kalmar Union)|Álengsk]] chronicle is missing for the beginning part of her reign. We know from [[Vinland (The Kalmar Union)|Vinlandic]] sources that she succeeded her mother, [[Frida of Álengiamark (The Kalmar Union)|Frida of Álengiamark]], in 1230 and that by 1231 Álengiamark and much of North-East [[Leifia (The Kalmar Union)|Leifia]] was experiencing a deep famine. When the chronicle restarts in 1232 however it appears she was getting to grips with the messy relationship of earl and town to the crown and Althing. It is unclear what exactly triggered this change in however may have had something to do with the famine and the fact that the area around [[St. Hafdiss (The Kalmar Union)|St. Hafdiss]], i.e. the royal domain, had suffered less than other Álengsk areas.
It would appear therefore that Adalbjorg was suddenly presented with a political scene where for once the crown had the upper hand. Buoyed by taxes and a relatively stronger personal army she made steps to strengthen the Althing. References to peasant revolts and Adalbjorg's army assisting in their suppression probably explains so of the new found co-operation, Adalbjorg no doubt withheld her support until the lords caved into her demands. Her efforts however were thoroughly condemned. The writers of the chronicle were monks from the Abbey of St. Hafdiss and therefore inevitably hostile as their Abbot's independence was restricted. This hostility probably went a long way to damage her reputation for the future.
Adalabjorg was captured in the burning ruins and imprisoned, formally deposed in early 1239 and was brought to Edoha's capital at Kispokotha, lest the humbled Álengsk nobility or Vinland, attempt to cause trouble. The Álengsk were not made immediate subjects of the Anyunwiyan Empire, instead humouring the Álengsk practice of having a Queen rather than a king, Edoha cynically placed his youngest daughter, the teenage [[Atamaja of Álengiamark (The Kalmar Union)|Atamaja]], on the Álengsk throne. Her own rule was backed by considerable military power however and Aniyunwiyan lords made swift claims on large portions of the country.
By 1240 Vinland was getting cold feet about confronting Edoha further and diplomatic discussion resulted in Adalabjorg's release from captivity. In return they gave up their claim to [[Ontario
Fylke (The Kalmar Union)|Ontario]] and in effect defined Vinland and Álengiamark's future borders. Adalbjorg was welcomed by her cousin [[Freydis II of Vinland (The Kalmar Union)|Freydis II]] in 1341 and she retired to an estate, Ytrisauthfeyja, that Freydis II had given her, on the southern coast of [[Eikland Fylk (The Kalmar Union)|Eikland]]. It is unclear what happened to some of her children. Karl, Kári and Eyrún appear to have become minor nobles in Aniyunwiyan run Álengiamark. Kári was killed during a peasant rebellion in 1248. Aðalheiður was recorded to have joined her mother at Ytrisauthfeyja. It appears Adalbjorg did not pursue any further political career, retiring from noble life to a large degree. However in her final years she was Abbess of Brúvatn convent which suggests she still had connections.