||Introduction -- Cnut's childhood and youth: the beginnings of a conqueror -- The invasions of England in 1013 and 1016 -- The early years of rule in England -- The rise to dominance over Scandinavia -- Cnut and the field of European politics -- The period of mature rule in England and Scandinavia -- The aftermath of Cnut's death.
||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.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-240) and index.|
|ISBN||9780300208337 (cloth : alk. paper)|
|ISBN||0300208332 (cloth : alk. paper)|