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Canute the Politician "Let all men know how empty and worthless is the power of kings. For there is none worthy of the name but God, whom heaven, earth and sea obey". So spoke King Canute the Great, the legend says, seated on his throne on the seashore, waves lapping round his feet. Canute had learned that his flattering courtiers claimed he was "So great, he could command the tides of the sea to go back". Now Canute was not only a religious man, but also a clever politician. He knew his limitations - even if his courtiers did not - so he had his throne carried to the seashore and sat on it as the tide came in, commanding the waves to advance no further. When they didn't, he had made his point that, though the deeds of kings might appear 'great' in the minds of men, they were as nothing in the face of God's power.
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Personification of king canute?

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What was the nationality of King Canute?

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What is the central theme of the King Canute poem?

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What did King Canute do?

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When did King Canute die?

King Canute died on November 12 1035, at Shaftesbury in Dorset, and was buried at Winchester :)

What was king canute famous for?

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What is the legend of Canute the king?

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Who was king canute and what was he famous for?

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