In the time of Harold Fairhair, probably about the beginning of the 10th century, we hear of a king named Eric the son of Kings in Emund at Upsala, whose authority seems to have the 10th reached as far as Norway.
He was succeeded by his brother Emund the Old, who Emund the had been previously passed over because his mother old, 1050 was unfree, the daughter of a Slav prince and 1060.
Emund, who was given the name Slemme, had territorial disputes with Denmark in the early part of his reign.
With the death of Emund, which took place in 1060, the old family of Swedish kings dies out.
The successor of Emund the Old was a king named Steinkel who had married the daughter of his predecessor.
The Adalhard who had quarrelled with Emund the Old now sent a bishop, Adalhard the younger, to Scara.