Canute the Great


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Noun1.Canute the Great - king of Denmark and Norway who forced Edmund II to divide England with him; on the death of Edmund II, Canute became king of all England (994-1035)
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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).
Emma then married the Danish king, Canute the Great, and proved she had some of Ethelred's mother's qualities.
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.