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Cnut the Great

Timothy Bolton


This book is a 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: Cnut. The book offers a fascinating reappraisal of Cnut, one of the most misunderstood of the Anglo-Saxon kings: the powerful Danish warlord who conquered England and created a North Sea empire in the eleventh century. The book draws from a wealth of written and archaeological sources to provide the most detailed accounting to date of the life and accomplishments of a remarkable figure in European history, a forw ... More

Keywords: biography, Scandinavian warlord, eleventh century, Anglo-Saxon monarch, North Sea empire, Cnut, Anglo-Saxon king, Danish warlord, internationalism, warrior

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780300208337
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300208337.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy Bolton, author
Cardiff and Abderdeen Universities