Why was King Canute powerful?


Why was King Canute powerful?


Although kings were said to rule by the will of god once Christianity became the main religion of the Vikings, it was instead people who gave them their power. As many a king who ended up deposed by his own nobles found out, power can shift extremely fast.

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At the dawn of the Dark Ages, when King Canute ruled the three countries which he aimed to make an empire, England, Denmark, and Norway, power was...

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Vikings Lesson for Kids: Facts & History


Chapter 8 / Lesson 41

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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