Who's Who in the Viking Age
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Harthacnut

LifeHardecnud, Canute III (c. 1018/9 – 1042).
King of Denmark (1035-1042).
King of England (1040-1042).
FamilyHouse of Denmark.
Father is Cnut the Great.
Mother is Emma of Normandy.
Not married nor children.
EventsCnut the Great kills jarl Ulf and makes Harthacnut king of Denmark (1035).
Loses Norway to Magnus I (1035).
Upon Harold Harefoot’s death, invited by the English to become king of England.

Sources: Britannica.

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