Olav in Novgorod

When Queen Ingegerd of Russia, Olav’s once bride-to-be, met the ex-king of Norway, she found him a very depressed man and was not at all impressed by him. To cheer him up King Jaroslav suggested Olav rule the Bulgars for him. Olav declined. For a time he had plans to go to Jerusalem as a pilgrim and join a monastery as a monk.