Cnut


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

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Madness - often referred to as the Nutty Boys - reformed in 1992 and the band are as popular as ever, but Suggs' current focus is on his 36-date one-man tour, What a King Cnut - A Life in the Realm of Madness, when he'll be sharing memories from his career.
(97) See, eg, Alexander R Rumble (ed), Vie Reign of Cnut: King of England, Denmark and Norway (Leicester University Press, 1994); MK Lawson, Cnut: England's Viking King (Tempus, 2nd ed, 2004); MJ Trow, Cnut: Emperor of the North (Sutton, 2005).
20 years ago Britain's favourite publican Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, embarked on his one-man mission as the King Cnut of Common Sense, 'holding back the tide of bottled beer and ninny state nonsense'.
It's now 20 years since Britain's favourite publican embarked on his oneman mission as the King Cnut of Common Sense, "holding back the tide of bottled beer and ninny state nonsense".
There are two main theories about the origin of "knot." A commonly accepted explanation is that the bird is named after King Canute, or Cnut the Great, an ancient Norse king.
PS22 AL MURRAY TWENTY years ago Britain's favourite publican Al Murray (right), The Pub Landlord, embarked on his one man mission as the King Cnut of Common Sense, holding back a tide of bottled beer and ninny state nonsense.
It's a backs-to-the-wall battle with the Vikings, as England falls to the invading forces of King Cnut.
For example, the Danish invader Cnut had also made careful decisions about the burial arrangements for his Saxon opponent Edmund Ironside fifty years previously.
Similarly ambivalent responses to outsiders can be seen in early English law codes, from the laws of Hlothhere and Eadric in the seventh century to those of Cnut in the eleventh.
Olson, Woodworth Memorial Lecture: And Then Cnut Told Reagan ...
The first installment in the best-selling Danish historical mystery series follows two unlikely companions: Halfdan, a nobleman-turned-pauper in 1018 at the end of the war, and Winston, a former monk who is commissioned to paint for the new king, Cnut. When the two arrive in court, Cnut gives them the task of solving a murder and diffusing the dangerous political situation surrounding it.
(Footnote: The legend of King Canute (Cnut the Great) a 10th century Norseman, is that he had his throne placed on the shoreline and commanded the incoming tide to stop.
Rodger's essays "Cnut's Geld and the Size of Danish Ships," "The Military Revolution at Sea," and "The Development of Broadside Gunnery, 1450-1650" show consideration of specific general issues.