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Cnut the Great



Ten Minute English and British History #07 - The Late Anglo-Saxons and King Cnut



Crusader Kings 2: The Legacy of Cnut the Great



King Cnut and Mythical Heroes | David Mitchell's SoapBox



Canute making a point



King Cnut - movie clip

Cnut the Great, also known as Canute, whose father was Sweyn Forkbeard —was King of Denmark, England and Norway; together often referred to as the North Sea Empire. Yet after the deaths of his heirs within a decade of his own, and the Norman conquest of England in 1066, this legacy was lost. He is popularly invoked in the context of the legend of King Canute and the tide, which usually misrepresents him as a deluded monarch believing he has supernatural powers, contrary to the original legend which portrays a wise king who rebuked his courtiers for their fawning behaviour.
  • Personal 

  • Birth and kingship 

  • Conquest of England 

  • King of England 

  • King of Denmark 

  • King of Norway and part of Sweden 

  • Influence in the western sea-ways 

  • Relations with the Church 

  • Death and succession 

  • Marriages and children 

  • Cnut's ''skalds''