A while back, I read that in the middle ages, or even thousands of years ago, in Europe (I think around Netherlands), someone asked for a lady's hand in marriage (I think she was daughter of some King minister).
The lady refused. Then the man began conquering nearby lands and formed a Kingdom (I'm not sure if it's modern-day Norway), then went back and asked for lady's hand in marriage, and she said yes.
I am not able to find any reference to it on Internet, but I know it happened in history.
Kindly point me in the right direction.