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 mortal, and asked them to tell him the truth, not what he wanted to know.
"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".
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
he was born in 995
No, King Canute is not single.
king cnut died in a war
King Canute died on November 12 1035, at Shaftesbury in Dorset, and was buried at Winchester :)
A viking king who invaded England for the throne
The spelling Canute is a given name, form of Knute (also Cnut, king of Denmark).
King Canute of England proved his fallibility and inability to command the waves. According to a popular legend, he commanded the tide to stop, but when the waves continued to roll in, he realized that even a king has limits and cannot control the forces of nature. This story is often used as a reminder of the limits of human power and the importance of humility.
Canute, a Viking king