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 KINGS OF DENMARK

King   Hardeknud  

1018 - 1042             King  1035 - 1042
                               

 

 

 

 

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Hardeknud was king of Denmark from 1035 and of England from 1040.

He was son of Canute the Great and Queen Emma

He was born in 1018 and died the 8th of June 1042

He was unmarried and childless

When Hardeknud would attack Norway, the chiefs in both countries ordered the young kings to make peace and decided that the longest living should inherit the others kingdom.

When Hardeknud`s half-brother died 1040 he also became king of England.

He died suddenly in the year 1042. He took part in a wedding in London and when he gave the bride a toast he fell down.

Now Canute the Great`s kingdom was broken up and England went back to the Angelsaxien monarchy

His burial place was Winchester Cathedral  

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