Who is King Canute?
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What renewable energy source could Canute not stop?
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Which King of England commanded the sea to retreat?
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Did Harald Hardrada have any blood relations to King Edward?
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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 all of England. There is a myth that Canute is famous for where one day he decided to demonstrate to sycophantic courtiers the limits of his powers by placing his throne on the seashore and ordering the advacing tide to retreat. Of course even a king could not control the elements and his feet became wet from the sea waters as they rose. Canute died in 1035AD and was succeeded as King of England by his son Harold I (Harold Harefoot).
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What is 'King Canute' written by William Makepeace Thackeray?
What are the figures of speech used in the poem 'King Canute' written by William Makepeace Thackeray?
Why was 1066 a year of three kings in England?
England was ruled by King Harold. England was invaded by King William (the Conqueror) & King Canute of Denmark. Harold defeated Canute at the battle of Stamford Bridge, then hearing of William's landing in the south, marched to Hastings where he in turn was defeated (and killed by an arrow in the eye). Hence 3 kings.