This study addresses the reign of King Hákon the Good (c.935-960) in light of his experience as a foster son at the court of King Æthelstan in England. While previous scholarship has considered the significance of Hákon s kingship, the effect that his upbringing at the English court had on his reign in Norway has never thoroughly been considered. With that in mind this thesis will establish the fact that Hákon s kingship in Norway was in many ways modelled on Æthelstan s own style of kingship. Once the English aspects of Hákon s reign have been discussed this thesis will address the reasons behind Hákon s aborted mission to Trøndelag. The use of both English and Scandinavian sources point to the fact that his failure to Christianize the Tronders stemmed from a combination of his English learned practices as well as the ingrained customs of Trøndelag.