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Cnut the Great

Timothy Bolton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300208337
eISBN:
9780300226256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208337.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

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 ... More


Conclusion

Timothy Bolton

in Cnut the Great

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300208337
eISBN:
9780300226256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208337.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This concluding chapter describes how Cnut emerged in several complementary roles: an intelligent and pragmatic diplomacist, an energetic and active ruler, a cunning and resourceful military leader, ... More


The Fall of the House of Alpín and the Moray Question

Alex Woolf

in From Pictland to Alba, 789-1070

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612338
eISBN:
9780748672165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612338.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the following: the reigns of Constantín son of Cuileén and Cinaed son of Dub; Mael Coluim son of Cinaed; and Cnut the Great; the Moray question; the earldom of Orkney; the ... More


The First Years

David Bates

in William the Conqueror

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300118759
eISBN:
9780300183832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300118759.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the birth of William the Conqueror, his childhood, as well as his family and the larger historical context in which he would grow up in. The son of Robert, duke of Normandy, ... More


Introduction: On the Study of Cnut

Timothy Bolton

in Cnut the Great

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300208337
eISBN:
9780300226256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208337.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This introductory chapter discusses the significance of analyzing the life story of Cnut, one of the most fascinating of the pre-Conquest kings of England. His life offers several new ways of ... More


Cnut’s Childhood and Youth: The Beginnings of a Conqueror

Timothy Bolton

in Cnut the Great

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300208337
eISBN:
9780300226256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208337.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter talks about Cnut's early upbringing and the fundamental forces that drove him throughout the rest of his life. It explores the general nature of the system in which Cnut grew up, which ... More


The Invasions of England in 1013 and 1016

Timothy Bolton

in Cnut the Great

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300208337
eISBN:
9780300226256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208337.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter focuses on King Swen and Cnut's conquest of England in 1013. The English, or Anglo-Saxons, were themselves invaders who seized control over the crumbling remains of post-Roman Britain. ... More


The Early Years of Rule in England: The Years of Survival: The Initial Two Years of Rule in England

Timothy Bolton

in Cnut the Great

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300208337
eISBN:
9780300226256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208337.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter illustrates Cnut's initial rule in England after Swen's sudden death. He was a young man surrounded by mature and powerful allies, and he had as much to prove to his newly conquered ... More


The Rise to Dominance over Scandinavia

Timothy Bolton

in Cnut the Great

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300208337
eISBN:
9780300226256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208337.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter demonstrates Cnut's rise to power. By the end of the 1020s, Cnut was at the head of a political “family business” that sat proudly atop much of Scandinavia. His young son Harthacnut was ... More


Cnut and the Field of European Politics

Timothy Bolton

in Cnut the Great

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300208337
eISBN:
9780300226256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208337.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines how Cnut did not model himself on any of his Anglo-Saxon or Scandinavian forebears, but instead ploughed a novel and quite opportunistic furrow. No previous English or ... More


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