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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He has even referred to the famous king, Canute the Great, the ruler of England, Denmark and Norway in the 12th century, who famously showed his ambitious, flattering courtiers that he did not have control over incoming tide - in a classic display of humility, despite being a king.
Emma then married the Danish king, Canute the Great, and proved she had some of Ethelred's mother's qualities.