Norwegian historians, authors and commentators were scrambling on Friday to try to explain why Norway’s late and much-loved King Olav, long a symbol of Nazi resistance while crown prince in exile during World War II, actually wanted to negotiate with Hitler’s government and didn’t want to leave Norway when the Germans invaded. The revelations in a new book by respected author Tor Bomann-Larsen would seem to tarnish Olav’s place in history, but instead it seems many Norwegians are trying to downplay them.