The lords and ladies of The House of Rosensværd is a Norwegian noble family. And amongst other things, we are
the last known descendants of the ancient kings of Norway, who came forth from The House of Sverre.
After having lost The Norwegian Throne ourselves a few centuries earlier over an insignificant technicality, our
ancestors, as well as all their children, all their offspring, and all future descendants, each
after the other, from then until The End of Time, were enobled by a most unique Patent of Nobility in the year
1458 AD by His Majesty, by The Grace of God king:
Eric III of Pommerania
Although our family, when including all our anscestors, by The Will of God, happens to be one of the oldest
families known in existence, we will not attempt to provide a comprehensive overview of our entire heritage prior to
the year 1458 AD here.
For those interested in genealogy, heritage and anscestors through the ages from the year 350 AD and onwards,
we have instead provided a link to the rather extensive and quite thorough volume called "Ancestors of the
Rosensword-family", (Rosensværdslektens forfedre) by genealogistst and historians Bent Billing Hansen and Vidar
It contains some 1500 of our ancestors and if interested you may read it freely online here, courtesy of The
National Library of Norway. It is gives a rather unique oversight over the family lineage, ranging from the
Byzantine Emperors to the Counts of Onjou to our somewhat rather strict great, great, great, great, great, great etc
grandfather: The indeed serious minded warlord Attilla the Hun
As such, the book provides a fascinating insight into how most of the crowned heads of the more or less civilized
world, friends and foes alike, slowly and through the passage of time unexpectedly and eventually, converged into
one single family.
But as stated initially, fascinating though as such twists of fate and history may seem, such matters are still
not our topic here.
This is not because we disrespect our anscestors in any way, but simply because giving a proper and complete
oversight of our anscestors family-history, dating back to the year 350 AD, is simply outside of the purpose and
mission of this particular web-site, with witch we have a much more sombre and respectful intent .
Instead, we wish to dedicate this site to the memory of our deeply beloved friend and king from The House of
Griffins: His Majesty by The Grace of God king, Eric III of Pommerania: The last true & rightful king of Norway,
by lawful and legal inheritance.
May you rest in peace, Sire. And while the years progress, the eras come and go, and the nations, kingdoms
and empires rise, fall and crumbles back into to the dust from whence they came:
It will always remain our pleasure and our honour to be Your Majestys Royal Thanes, and Loyal Knights, forever.
Godspeed king Eric. May you rest in comfort, bliss and Heavenly peace - until we all meet again, by and by.
On behalf of the family in the year 2017 AD,
Gabriel, lord Aareskjold av Rosensværd
Thane of Kings and Knight of The Heard.
Help God Always