Canute II

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Born: 995 AD
Died: 1035 AD, at 40 years of age.

Nationality: Danish
Categories: King


995 - Canute II was born.

1016 - He became king of England.

         - Canute's fleet set sail for England in the summer with a Danish army of 10,000 men, along with support from the allies of Denmark. Boleslaw the Brave, the Duke of Poland and relative to the Danish royals, lent some token Slav troops, likely to have been a pledge made to Canute and Harald when they went to fetch their mother back to the Danish court in the winter.

         - In April, Canute went southward with his army through the western shires to gain as much support from the English as possible, already confident in the eastern Danelaw.

1017 - In July, Canute married Emma of Normandy, daughter of Richard the Fearless, Duke of Normandy.

1018 - He became king of Denmark.

1028 - He became king of Norway.

1035 - Canute died in the monastery at Shaftesbury, Dorset. He was buried in the Old Minster in Winchester.
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