Ragnheiður, the Bishop’s Daughter

Ragnheiður biskupsdóttir

Some characters and events in history are so memorable that their stories have been told and retold many times over. Facts become stories and stories become legends, and even though the only people that know the true events are long gone, they still hold a place in people’s hearts. For Icelanders, one such story is the story of Ragnheiður Brynjólfsdóttir, the Bishop’s daughter. It has captured the hearts and minds of Icelanders throughout generations, leaving them wondering to this day about the feelings and motives that drove her tumultuous life.

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