Harold Harefoot

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Noun1.Harold 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.
But Hardicanute, King of Denmark, never bothered to enforce his claim by battle and the crown instead passed to his base-born brother Harold Harefoot.