Accordingly, this was a turf battle grudge-match between Christians, see http://www.stmarystjames.org.uk/history/83-the-battle-of-cruden-1012.html/ and does not make a saint or martyr of either except by institutional convenience and solidification of its own power. See the tale told yet again about what a saint Olav was, at http://wp.stolaf.edu/about/mission/history/, the site that proclaims Olaf II a martyr. Nonetheless, nationalism blends well with religious hegemony -- everybody does it, and Olaf was declared a saint within a year of his demise.
St. Olaf's.has retained the traditional stone church exterior, with changes to the steeple. The pity is, however, that the older wooden stave church was not restored when the piers rotted (having been placed directly in the ground), as is understood to have caused its replacement by the stone structure. See the imagination and individuality of stave churches that remain, see http://www.eurotravelogue.com/2013/08/Norways-Stave-Churches.html
- The interior. The interior of St. Olaf's in Stiklestad shows a range of styles and changes. Missing, however, is the star performer: the legendary stone on which Olaf leaned before his death, and that had healing powers, so went the stories. It is gone, parts unknown.
1. Chancel, Altar
Interior, St. Olaf's Church, Stiklestad; Altar and baptismal font.
2. Baptismal Font and ewer
The huge 12th Century Romanesque baptismal font, made of soapstone, is the oldest artifact in the church and is in an unusual place, at the front. Many churches in later years moved the fonts to the rear. There are histories of fonts, but none so far focus on Norway, see Indiana University's site, https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/2022/5232/02.11.08.html?sequence=1
Frescoes in the chancel: These were part of a 19th Century 900-year celebration of the battle.