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Harthacnut : the last Danish King of England

Author: Ian Howard
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : History Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Harthacnut was the last of three Danish kings to rule in England between 1013 and 1042. Although he was king of Denmark for many years, Harthacnut only ruled England directly for the last two years of his life. Yet he shaped the course of English history most profoundly. Because his mother was Emma of Normandy, Harthacnut ensured that Emma's son by a previous marriage, Edward the Confessor, should succeed him as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Harthacanute, King of England; Hardeknut, kung av England och Danmark
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Howard
ISBN: 9780752446745 0752446746
OCLC Number: 461730172
Description: 160 pages : illustrations ; maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Ian Howard.

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