Cnut the Great
Yale University Press, 2017 - 244 Seiten
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
Historian Timothy Bolton offers a fascinating reappraisal of one of the most misunderstood of the Anglo-Saxon kings: Cnut, the powerful Danish warlord who conquered England and created a North Sea empire in the eleventh century. This seminal biography 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 forward-thinking warrior-turned-statesman who created a new Anglo-Danish regime through designed internationalism.
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Chapter 1 CNUTS CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH
Chapter 2 THE INVASIONS OF ENGLAND IN 1013 AND 1016
Chapter 3 THE EARLY YEARS OF RULE IN ENGLAND
Chapter 4 THE RISE TO DOMINANCE OVER SCANDINAVIA
Chapter 5 CNUT AND THE FIELD OF EUROPEAN POLITICS
Chapter 6 THE PERIOD OF MATURE RULE IN ENGLAND AND SCANDINAVIA
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Abbey Adam’s Ælfgar Ælfgifu of Northampton Æthelred Æthelred’s Æthelweard amongst Anglo-Saxon Chronicle appears Archbishop attested Bishop Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson Bolton British Library brother Campbell Canterbury CDE O’Brien O’Keeffe charters Christ Church Christian Chronicon Cnut Cnut’s Cnut’s Earls Cnut’s reign Codex Diplomaticus conquest Conrad Danes Danish Darlington and McGurk death Denmark discussion dynasty Eadric streona ealdorman early edited Edmund Eiríkr eleventh century elites Empire Encomium Emmae Encomium Emmae Reginae England English estates father forces Gesta Godwine Hákon Harald Harold Harefoot Harthacnut Heimskringla Helgeå Jarl John of Worcester Jómsvíkinga saga Keynes king Knútsdrápa late later Liber Vitae London Lund mæw manuscript Minster narrative Norway Norwegian noted Óláfr P. H. Sawyer perhaps poem political probably raiding records region rule ruler runestones Scandinavian names Schmeidler Sigvatr Þórðarson skaldic verse Skåne surviving Swen Swen’s Thorkell the Tall Thorkell’s Thorney Viking Wessex Whaley Williams Winchester witness-lists Wulfstan