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Cnut the Great / Timothy Bolton.

Author/creator Bolton, Timothy author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2017.
Descriptionxiii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 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.
Summary 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 noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 220-240) and index.
LCCN 2016046797
ISBN9780300208337 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN0300208332 (cloth : alk. paper)

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Joyner General Stacks DA160 .B649 2017 ✔ Available Place Hold