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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Most of us are familiar with the story of King Canute of England (1016-1035) for his attempt to hold back the incoming tide.
Similarly King Canute of England established the Forest Laws in 1014, reserving large areas of the country for hunting by the nobility.