I Stained Glass Window - SMC097
at clerestroy level in the east wall of the south transept
of St Magnus Cathedral is a stained glass window of Thorfinn
Thorfinn I was Earl of Orkney from 954-976. He was the son
of Torf-Einar. The Orkneyinga Saga tells little of his rule
but it can be guessed from his nickname, Skullsplitter, that
it was violent.
The Howe of Hoxa on South Ronaldsay is traditionally thought
of as his burial mound. This window was created and installed
during the 1920s by the studio of Oscar Patterson.