King of England (1016–1035), Denmark (1018–1035), and Norway (1028–1035) who established a powerful, Christian kingdom in England after invading the country in 1015. He is the subject of many legends.
A.d. 994?-1035; 1st Dan. king of England (1017-35) & king of Denmark (1018-35) & of Norway (1028-35)
Canute Sentence Examples
Uhtred was slain by the orders of Canute, who gave the province to Eric (Eirikr) earl of Lade.
No one save the king had the right of jurisdiction over him, while by a law of Canute we learn that he paid a larger heriot than an ordinary thegn.
He was buried in St Paul's, whence his body was removed by Canute to Canterbury with all the ceremony of a great act of state in 1023.
With the accession of the Danish king Canute, the original raison d'être of the tax ceased to exist, but it continued to be levied, though for a different purpose, assuming now the character of an occasional war-tax.
and brother of Canute VI., whom he succeeded on the 12th of November 1202.