Snorri IX. - Strife –
For 27 years Bishop Gudmunder at Holar had kept the conflict going between himself on one side, and the chieftains and the Bishop of Sallholt on the other. He was the direct cause of the interference by Norwegian authorities and the end of the Free State of Island. Then Snorri Sturluson stepped forward and cut the Gordian knot. In the summer of 1215, Snorri Sturlason was elected as Law-speaker, Iceland’s onely high office, at the Allting for the first of two times.