Cnut: England's Viking King 1016-35 (Paperback)
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Cnut: England's Viking King 1016-35 (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 01/06/2011
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King Cnut ruled England from 1017 to 1035 and left behind him a legacy of peace, law and order. However, the beginnings of his kingship were less auspicious. He was a cruel and vicious warrior, who invaded England with his father Swegen Forkbeard, perhaps at a tender age. After Swegen's death in 1014 Cnut went home to Denmark to gather his forces. He returned the following year and conquered much of England in his bid for the Crown, but even on the death of Aethelred II the English refused to proclaim him king. However, his victory over the alternative candidate, Aethelred's son King Edmund Ironside, at the battle of Ashingdon, forced a division of the country between the two. Shortly afterwards, Edmund died and Cnut became undisputed ruler.

Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780752460697
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 230 x 160 x 20 mm

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