Harefoot


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Noun1.Harefoot - illegitimate son of Canute who seized the throne of England in 1037 (died in 1040)
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Shortly after his accession to the English throne in 1040, the new king Harthacnut ordered the body of his predecessor and half-brother, Harold Harefoot, to be removed from its resting place at Westminster and thrown into a swamp.
Hardly capable" would, in fact, have made an appropriate name, but in reality they were called Hardicanute (or Harthacnut) and Harold Harefoot, half-brothers, in fact.
41 The Harold defeated by William I at Hastings was actually Harold II - Harold I Harefoot, who ruled England briefly 30 years previously, was which well-known monarch's illegitimate son?