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The Aftermath of Cnut’s Death

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/9780300208337.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses how Cnut's sudden death left no clear path of succession, and two heirs by different mothers—both of whom had spent considerably more time in Denmark than in England. Initial ... 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


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


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


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


Conditional Kingship: Expectations for Kings

Emily A. Winkler

in Royal Responsibility in Anglo-Norman Historical Writing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198812388
eISBN:
9780191850257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812388.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Historiography

Chapter 7 argues that a legitimate English king, once on the throne, could fulfil the criteria for kingship, including piety, military leadership, character, and behaviour. It considers accounts of ... More


Conquests, Kings, and Transformations

Laura Ashe

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume I: 1000-1350: Conquest and Transformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199575381
eISBN:
9780191845420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199575381.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter begins by considering the scattered writings produced in the decades following the Norman Conquest, and the role of their accounts of miracles and visions in re-creating a sense of ... 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 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


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