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Canute the Great

Canute the Great

Sep 14, 2012

KING FROM 1014-1035 The Danes had the eastern and northern parts of England in the time of Alfred. Alfred’s successors drove them farther and farther north, and at length the Danish kingdom in England came to an end for a time. But the Danes in Denmark did not forget that there had been such a kingdom and in the year 1013 Sweyn, King of Denmark, invaded...