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King Canute (0994-1035)

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King Canute I of England, Denmark and Norway
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    0994  CECanute (994-1035), or 'Knut'/'Cnut', son of Svein, or 'Sweyn', the King of Denmark and later King of England, Denmark and Norway, was born.
    1013  CESvein Fork-Beard and Canute attack England.
  3 Feb 1014  CESvein (Sweyn) Fork-Beard, King of Denmark, dies at York. He is suceeded by his son and commander-in-chief, Canute.
   Feb 1014  CEThe English recall Ethelred the Unready to England as King and Svein's successor, Canute, flees to Denmark.
    1015  CECanute again invades England and there is war between the Danes and the Saxons.
   Apr 1016  CEEthelred the Unready dies and Edmund II (Ironside) becomes King of England. Canute attempts to take the English throne with the support of most of the nobels.
c.   May 1016  CEIn an attempt to consolidate his position Canute marries Emma of Normandy, the widow of Ethelred the Unready, even though he is already married.
 18 Oct 1016  CEDanes defeat Saxons at Battle of Assandun (now Ashingdon) in Essex, and subsequently Canute and Edmund make peace.
 18 Oct 1016  CETreaty between Canute and Edmund Ironside son of son of Ethelred (the Unready) II. Edmund was to have Wessex and Canute everything north of the Thames. It was also agreed that whoever survived the other would take control of the whole realm.
 30 Nov 1016  CEEdmund II (Ironside) dies unexpectedly of natural causes and Canute, Prince of Denmark became King of all England as Canute I.
    1016  CEUhtred, an earl of the North of England, was assasinated at Canute's court at Wighill near York. He was visiting Canute in the hope of making peace. He never got to see the king.
    1016  CEOlaf Haraldsson (Olaff II) becomes King of Norway.
    1017  CEKing Canute divides England into four earldoms. Two of these appointments were a Norwegian called Eric Hlathir as Earl of York, and Eadulf Cudel of the house of Bamburgh as the Earl of Northumbria north of the Tees.
    1019  CECanute, King of England, also became King of Denmark as Canute II or Canute the Great.
    1028  CEKing Canute conquers Norway, displacing Olaf Haraldsson and puts Canute's son, Sweyn, on the Norwegian throne.
    1030  CEOlaf Haraldsson leads a rebellion in Norway. Sweyn's forces was defeated and kill him at the Battle of Stiklestad.
    1031  CEAccording to the Anglo Saxon Chronicle, King Canute travels to Scotland where he forces the Scottish Kings into submission.
 12 Nov 1035  CEKing Canute, King of England, Denmark and Norway, dies. His possessions are divided and Harold I, Harefoot, becomes King of England and Hardicanute becomes King of Denmark.
   Dec 1037  CEHarold I Harefoot, illegitimate son of Canute, becomes King of England afterbeing proposed by Leofric.
 17 Mar 1040  CEHarthacnut, son of Canute and Emma of Normandy, becomes King of England.
 
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