Cnut


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Cnut

 (kə-no͞ot′, -nyo͞ot′)
See Canute.

Cnut

(kəˈnjuːt)
n
(Biography) a variant spelling of Canute

Ca•nute

(kəˈnut, -ˈnyut)

n.
A.D. 994?–1035, Danish king of England 1017–35; of Denmark 1018–35; and of Norway 1028–35.
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Noun1.Cnut - 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 first names from the arts and culture bill have also been announced, headed by the legendary lead singer of Madness, Suggs, performing his new one man show What A King Cnut - A Life In the Realm of Madness.
The first batch of names from the arts and culture bill have also been announced, headed by the legendary lead singer of Madness, Suggs, performing his new oneman show, What A King Cnut - A Life In the Realm of Madness.
Epth Madness frontman Suggs take to the arts and culture to perform his new one man What A King Cnut - A Life In will stage t show, W the Realm of Madness.
If the first tour-de-force sell-out show was about how on Earth he got there, Suggs: What a King Cnut is about the surprises that awaited him when he did.
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.
Madness reformed in 1992 and the Nutty Boys are as popular as ever, but Suggs's 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 eventful career.
And that was good while it lasted before the pointless Ethelred lost the lot and it was a Norse king, Cnut, who scooped the jackpot.
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".
A commonly accepted explanation is that the bird is named after King Canute, or Cnut the Great, an ancient Norse king.
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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.