- Emund succeeded his brother Anund Jakob c . 1050.
- The name means " old " and could signify that he was old when he became king or that he was the older brother to his predecessor Anund Jakob.
- When Olaf Haraldsson and Anund Jakob took advantage of Cnut's commitment to England and began to launch attacks against Denmark, Ulf gave the freemen cause to accept Harthacnut, still a child, as king.
- Adam's presumed source, Sweyn Estridsen, was in service as a young man ( from 1026 to 1038 ) with King Anund Jakob of Sweden, and therefore had the opportunity to personally see the hof at Uppsala.