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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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What is a king?

A male sovereign or monarch; a man who holds by life tenure, and usually by hereditary right, the chief authority over a country and people.

Summary of the poem King Canute by William Thackeray?

this poem is about a king hu feels emptyness in his heart and want to kno why is it caused..but want to know how and why he feels that way...different people around his kingdom give him different views..but he is still not happy..

Personification of king canute?

Canute the Great, also known as Cnut in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, or Knut (died November 12, 1035) was a Viking king of England and Denmark, and Norway, and of some of Sweden.. He lived from 995 to 1035 AD. He ruled England from 1016 to 1035.. He famously sat on the beach and commanded the tide (MORE)

How can you be king?

You must seize power of a country and set up a monarchy, in which you are king.

What was the nationality of King Canute?

Canute's father was Svein Forkbeard and his mother was daughter of Miesko the First of Poland. He was, therefore of mixed descent, half Danish and half Polish.

What is the central theme of the King Canute poem?

king canute speaks of an arrogant king who learns a lesson from nature. the constant flattery of his courtiers encourages him to think himselaf as a god. the stuuborn waves coming back rejecting his command of receding shows us that power is not everything and we should always respect the almighty w (MORE)

What is the central theme of King Canute poem by William Makepeace?

the central theme of this poem is that one should only workship the almighty who has created the earth and the seven skies above. the one who control the land and who hold sthe seas in the hollow of his hand. man is just a creation. therefore king canute tired tired of the flattering he receives giv (MORE)

What did King Canute do?

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What did King Tutankhamun do when he was king?

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Was King Charles I a good king?

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How did King David become king?

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Did king canute hold back the sea?

No: His advisors said he was so mighty that he could command the waves, on putting the theory to the test their sycophancy was shown for what it was !

Who are you The Kings?

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What was a king?

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What was king canute famous for?

King Canute was famous for the lesson that he learnt from the natural waves of the ocean. He learnt a lesson that no other power is greater than that power of the almighty

What is the legend of Canute the king?

Answer : Canute's nobles are supposed to have told him he was all-powerful. To prove that they were just "sucking up", Canute sat on the edge of the beach whilst the tide was coming in and ordered it to stop- which it didn't, of course. So with that he proved that God was more powerful then any mor (MORE)

Who is canutes foe?

The English Nobles who refused to accept Canute as King. Also, his Courtiers who flattered him into believing that he could stop the incoming tide.

What did king david do as king?

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Who are king David and king Solomon?

King Solomon was the ancient ruler of Israel. It was located between Egypt and Mesopotamia so it was constantly threatened by invaders. Under David and Solomon, it flourished. KING DAVID: he was a skilled general and united Israel, making it strong. KING SOLOMON: he was his son and was wise. He had (MORE)

Why was King Arthur a bad king?

I don't believe he was a bad King. His reign was full with prosperity and tranquility, it just ended in betrayal. *It depends on what work of Arthurian Legend you're referring to. In the Chretien romances, Arthur is portrayed as a "Do-Nothing-King" and is put in a negative light. For example, whe (MORE)

What can kings do?

Kings can move one and only one space in any direction, and can take any opposing piece that is on that space. A king can exchange places with its own rook, as long as the rook and king have not been moved during the game. This is called "castleing" and allows a king to get out of a tight situation. (MORE)

What did King Saul do as king?

Saul started of as a good king , doing things well in the eyes of the lord, but later he slipped and disobeyed God, Samuel was angry with him.In the end he says I have ran a bad race.

Who was king before king menes?

King Narmer or possibly King Scorpion. There is debate about whether these were the same person or two different people. Also there is argument on whether Narmer was the first to rule both Upper and Lower Egypt therefore wearing the double crown or pshent or possibly King Menes.

Why did King John become king?

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Was King John an unpopular king?

King John was unpopular because he lost England's lands in France. He was also known as unpopular because he charged high taxes and murdered his nephew.

Was King William a popular king?

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Was king aruthur a real king?

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Was there ever a king that was born a king?

This depends on what you mean by "king". If you are referring to the Messiah, which should be a King, Jesus Christ the Savior of the World was born into his role. Your answer would therefore be, Yes. If you are referring to a Hereditary King, the answer is no. It would be a very rare situation (MORE)

What was King David the king of?

King David was king of Judah, he succeeded Saul as king. He made the kingdom a mighty empire. and his son King Solomon was equally popular and famous.

Why were the kings after Solomon bad kings?

It is important to understand that the Book of Kings was written in the Kingdom of Judah during the seventh-century-BCE reign of King Josiah. They were written for a Judahite audience, not so much for an Israelite one, they were intended to foster national pride, but also national unity among the de (MORE)

Who was king canute and what was he famous for?

King Canute (Danish: Knud) became King of Denmark, Norway and England. In 1016AD he conquered most of England after successfully forcing King Æthelræd II (aka. Ethelred the Unready) in to exile in Normandy. After Æthelræd's brother and successor King Edmund Ironside died, Canute ruled al (MORE)

How was Canute significant?

He is often wrongly used to illustrate the stupidity of powerful people - like kings - who think they can do anything. It would seem that Canute's intention was the exact opposite. He wanted to demonstrate to his courtiers that, powerful though he was, there were things in nature that were far more (MORE)

What movie and television projects has Carles Canut been in?

Carles Canut has: Performed in "Sagrado y obsceno" in 1975. Played Fatso in "Kuai can che" in 1984. Performed in "Tripijocs" in 1984. Played himself in "Berenar a Sant Cugat" in 1984. Performed in "Galeria oberta" in 1985. Performed in "13 x 13" in 1987. Played Cosario in "El aire de un crimen" in 1 (MORE)

What movie and television projects has Nacho Canut been in?

Nacho Canut has: Played himself in "Popgrama" in 1977. Played himself in "Aplauso" in 1978. Played himself in "La edad de oro" in 1983. Played himself in "Tocata" in 1983. Played himself in "Entre amigos" in 1985. Played himself in "A tope" in 1987. Played himself in "La ronda" in 1991. Played himse (MORE)

What has the author G A Canute De Silva written?

G. A. Canute De Silva has written: 'Welfare distribution effects of US rice policies' -- subject(s): Agricultural subsidies, Agriculture and state, Economic aspects, Economic aspects of Rice, Government policy, Rice, Rice trade, Welfare economics