Abt 1019 - 1042 (~ 23 years)
Set As Default Person
||Hardicanute  |
||King of England 1035-1042 |
||8 Jun 1042
||Lambeth, London, England
||Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, England
- See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardicanute 
Harthacnut was the son of Canute and his second wife, Emma, the widow of Ethelred II. His father intended Hardicanute to become king of the English in preference to his elder brother Harold Harefoot, but he nearly lost his chance of this when he became preoccupied with affairs in Denmark, of which he was also king. Instead, Canute's eldest son, Harold Harefoot, became king of England as a whole. In 1039 Hardicanute eventually set sail for England, arriving to find his brother dead and himself king. [3, 4]
Hardicanute, the son of Canute and Emma of Normandy, was born in 1018. He inherited Denmark on his father's death in 1035, but was unable to come to England immediately to claim the throne. The Witan elected his half-brother, Harold Knutsson, as king instead.
Hardicanute organised an invasion of England but before he arrived, Harold died. He imposed a savage fleet-tax and this made him extremely unpopular with the English people. Hardicanute died in June 1042 after a drinking party.
||Roy~Royes | Hougham
||1 Nov 2012 |
||Canute, King of England 1016-1035|
b. 995, Denmark
d. 12 Nov 1035, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England (Age 40 years)
||Emma of Normandy|
b. 984, Normandy, France
d. 6 Mar 1052, Winchester, Hampshire, England (Age 68 years)
||2 Jul 1017
||Family Group | Family Chart
- [S54] Official web site of the British Monarchy.
- [S101] Isabella Strachan, Emma, the twice-crowned Queen (Peter Owen Publishers (London: 2004)).
- [S65] Hardicanute.
- [S54] Official web site of the British Monarchy Page37.