Snorri Sturluson and Snaekoll Gunn; more on Clan Gunn chief 'non-descent' from the Orkney Islands
Following on from the previous entry I have placed the below on http://clangunn.weebly.com/why-gunns-are-not-of-norse--orkney-descent.html as it adds further support for the idea that the Clan Gunn chiefs do not descend from the Orkney aristocracy.
Part Seven ; the example of Snorri Sturluson
The renowned and well-born Icelandic poet and historian Snorri Sturluson, whose Háttatal is all about Duke Sculi and King Hákon, supported Duke Sculi in the late 1230s rebellion. Snorri Sturluson was later put to death by the King’s emissary in Iceland in 1241 for this behaviour. This execution of Snorri Sturluson again suggests that it would be extremely unlikely for King Hákon to have pardoned Snaekollr Gunnison / Snaekoll Gunnisson / Snaekoll Gunn and then send him back to various castles and lands in Scotland as suggested by traditional Clan Gunn history as if the King killed one well-known person who supported the rebellion against his rule then it is extremely unlikely that he would have greatly honoured another significant rebel.
There just isn't any historical support for Snaekoll Gunn returning to Scotland - and the Norwegian and Scottish documents exist which would have mentioned such an event.