Canute the Great


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Synonyms for Canute the Great

king of Denmark and Norway who forced Edmund II to divide England with him

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CANUTE The Great, the son of Forkbeard of Denmark, had no great claim to the throne of England other than that his father had been kingelect for a few months, but he was nevertheless elected and crowned at St Paul's Cathedral in January 1017.
Before long, Lund had been singled out by Canute the Great to become the religious, political, cultural and commercial centre of the whole of Scandinavia.
The Anglo-Saxon hoard includes coins from the reigns of kings Ethelred the Unready (978-1013 and 1014-1016) and Canute the Great (1016-1035).