First English edition of the Nuremberg chronicle: being the Liber chronicarum of Dr. Hartmann Schedel…

and he would not remarry, and he had now reigned 55 years, he was deposed in a general revolt, and Christopher, a duke of Bavaria, a son of his sister, was chosen in his stead. But during the ten years he reigned he allowed his uncle to rule in the island of Gotland. When Christopher died the crown of Denmark and Norway passed to Christigerus. The Swedes were not unanimous in the election of a king, some favoring Charles, a very chivalrous man, while others preferred his younger brother Canute. During the course of the election Charles sent a number of armed men to Stockholm, the royal seat; and they took the city. Then Canute and his followers attacked the castle, and a war arose between the two brothers. The result was in doubt for a long time, and many were slain on both sides. Finally it was proposed that the people, to the exclusion of the nobility, elect a king. Charles, being more acceptable to the people, was chosen, while Canute went into seclusion. Charles drove "Henry" (Erik) from the island which had been given him. But the misdeeds of Charles did not remain unavenged; for he was defeated in battle, driven from the kingdom, and lived in exile for a long time on a small island not far from the mouth of the Vistula.