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Hardicanute, King of England 1035-1042

Hardicanute, King of England 1035-1042

Male Abt 1019 - 1042  (~ 23 years)    Has 56 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Hardicanute   [1
    Suffix King of England 1035-1042 
    Born Abt 1019  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jun 1042  Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardicanute [3]
    • 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.
      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.
      [3, 4]
    Oldest Known Ancestors
    Paternal Line: Sweyn
    Maternal Line: Gunnora Crepon b. 936
    Person ID I3626  Roy~Royes | Hougham
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2012 

    Father Canute, King of England 1016-1035
              b. 995, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Nov 1035, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    ▸ Other Partners: Elfgifu of Northampton  
    Mother Emma of Normandy
              b. 984, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Mar 1052, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    ▸ Other Partners: Ethelred the Unready, King of England 979-1013,1014-16, m. Jul 1002  
    Married 2 Jul 1017 
    Family ID F1306  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1019 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Jun 1042 - Lambeth, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S54] Official web site of the British Monarchy.

    2. [S101] Emma, the twice-crowned Queen, Isabella Strachan, (Peter Owen Publishers (London: 2004)), ISBN 0 7206 1221 7.

    3. [S65] Hardicanute.

    4. [S54] Official web site of the British Monarchy, Page37.