Cnut the Great

Cnut the Great

by Timothy Bolton


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A seminal biography of the underappreciated eleventh-century Scandinavian warlord-turned-Anglo-Saxon monarch who united the English and Danish crowns to forge a North Sea empire

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300243185
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 03/12/2019
Series: The English Monarchs Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 584,838
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Timothy Bolton is the author of The Empire of Cnut the Great. He is an honorary fellow of both Cardiff and Aberdeen Universities.

Table of Contents

List of Plates viii

Preface and Acknowledgements x

Maps xiv

Introduction 1

1 Cnut's Childhood and Youth: The Beginnings of a Conqueror 28

2 The Invasions of England in 1013 and 1016 53

3 The Early Years of Rule in England 92

4 The Rise to Dominance over Scandinavia 129

5 Cnut and the Field of European Politics 158

6 The Period of Mature Rule in England and Scandinavia 172

7 The Aftermath of Cnut's Death 196

Conclusion 209

Appendix I The Story of Cnut and the Wav Us 214

Appendix II Concordance of Charters Cited in this Volume 217

Bibliography 220

Index 241

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