Definition of Canute the Great
1. Noun. King of Denmark and Norway who forced Edmund II to divide England with him; on the death of Edmund II, Canute became king of all England (994-1035).
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Literary usage of Canute the Great
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1. The Heimskringla: A History of the Norse Kings by Snorri Sturluson, Rasmus Björn Anderson (1907)
"During this time Canute the Great, called by some Canute the Old, was king of England and ... Canute the Great was a son of Svein Haraldson Forked- beard, ..."
2. The History of Modern Europe: With an Account of the Decline & Fall of the by William Russell, Charles Coote (1822)
"Of the chief Occurrences and Transactions in England from the Death of Alfred to the Reign of Canute the Great. ENGLAND, my dear Philip, from the reign of ..."
3. The History of the Anglo-Saxons from the Earliest Period to the Norman Conquest by Sharon Turner (1841)
"Canute the Great. , his renown and empire, the Great; from his liberality, the Rich; / CANUTE, from his warlike ability, surnamed the Brave; from \ )- death ..."
4. The World in the Middle Ages: An Historical Geography, with Accounts of the by Adolph Ludvig Køppen (1854)
"Five of these had, at the beginning of the eleventh century, belonged to the empire of Canute the Great, and they took, with the exception of England, ..."