A danish heir to the throne, cnut led his forces against the english king, edmund ironside, and forced an agreement that divided the country a month later ironside died and cnut became the sole ruler of england in 1016. Canute defeated edmund (ii) ironside at assandun, essex, in 1016, and became king of all england on edmund's death he succeeded his brother harold as king of denmark in 1018, compelled king malcolm to pay homage by invading scotland in about 1027, and conquered norway in 1028. Canute the great biography and related resources canute (or cnut) i, or canute the great (danish knud den store) (994/995 - november 12, 1035) was king of england, denmark and norway and governor or overlord of schleswig and pomerania he was the son of sea-king sweyn forkbeard, also reputed to be a member of the jomsburg vikings, a military outfit of mercenary warriors with a fortress based. That, after all, is the reason why the story of king canute retains, and will always retain, its relevance to the current political situation  warren burger , the chief justice of the united states , mentions canute in the 1980 decision diamond v.
On the death of sweyn forkbeard after a few months as king, on candlemas (sunday 3 february 1014), harald succeeded him as king of denmark, while the vikings and the people of the danelaw immediately elected cnut as king in england.
Father - king cnut mother - emma of normandy spouse - not married children - no children king of england - 1040 - 1042 predecessor - king harold harefoot successor - king edward the confessor 1018 (during) a son, harthacnut was born to cnut and emma. King cnut (canute) - a short biography (son of sweyn forkbeard, king of denmark 1018-35, king of england 1016-35, king of norway 1028-35 and king of part of sweden) a man known more in england for commanding the sea to turn back was in fact a powerful unifying force and great commander of men, his father's son. Cnut the great's wiki: cnut the great (old norse: knútr inn ríki c 995 – 12 november 1035), also known as canute—whose father was sweyn forkbeard (which gave him the patronym sweynsson, old norse: sveinsson)—was king of denmark, england and norway together often referred. A short biography of king canute by tim lambert canute was a great king of the 11th century he was probably born in the early 990s (the exact date is not known) his father was king sweyn of denmark its believed his mother was polish in 1013 his father, the danish king sweyn invaded england.
Directed by evandro rosolen with neil bennett, andrew carter, joanna courtney, rosie cunningham the extraordinary and hilarious saga of comedian dave griffiths' fight against fashion industry giant french connection, for the right to wear his cnut t-shirt. Canute the great introduction: canute the great was the king of denmark, norway and englandhis empire was more commonly known as anglo-scandinavian empire or the north sea empire interestingly, while he is widely considered one of the most influential english kings, he was danish himself.