Canute ( Cnut )
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Cnut or Canute

Cnut or Canute ( 994 - 1035 ) king of England and Denmark, son of Sweyn Forkbeard. He came to England with Sweyn as a member of his invading force in 1013. Made king of Denmark on the death of Sweyn in 1014. Following the murder of Edmund in 1016, he was voted the new king in 1017. He married Emma the wife of the deceased Aethelred the Unready the same year. He was a strong king, but managed to retain internal peace for a number of years. He is famous for the story of his power being so great that he was able to make the tide turn.

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