Why was King Canute important?


Why was King Canute important?


When the Roman republic died in the wake of the conflicts between Julius Caesar's enemies and allies, it left a void of power that allowed ambitious men, like Octavius Augustus, to seize the opportunity of grabbing power for himself. This gave rise to one of the most powerful empires ever created.

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King Canute was important because he had the opportunity of creating an empire which would have united England, Denmark, and Norway. Had his...

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Learn about Vikings and who these people were. Explore aspects of Viking society and culture, such as farming practices, sea navigation, and colonization of new lands. Finally, discover where the Vikings came from and how far they traveled.

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