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(ˌhɑr də kəˈnut, -ˈnyut)

1019?–42, king of Denmark 1035–42, king of England 1040–42 (son of Canute).
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Emma The Twice-Crowned Queen: England In The Viking Age is the first full biography of Queen Emma, mother of Edward the Confessor and Hardecanute. The half-Danish sister of the Duke of Normandy and a descendant of Vikings, she would be Queen to two kings, Ethelred the Unready (who needed to ally with the Normans against Viking raiders) and later, the Danish Canute.