St. Canute, King of Denmark

St. Canute, also called Knute or Canutus, succeeded his brother Harald, the seventh king of Denmark. The differences between the two brothers were like saint and sinner. Harald’s reputation for laziness and vice gained him the nickname “the Slothful.” Fortunately, he only reigned for two years before his death and the throne went to Canute.

Canute began his reign by declaring war on the enemies of the state and bringing the seeds of…

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