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Cnut the Great

Episode 25 of 30

Dr Timothy Bolton presents a portrait of Cnut, son of Sven Forkbeard, the king of Denmark.

The return of the major series which rediscovers the Anglo-Saxons through vivid portraits of thirty individuals - women as well as men, famous we well as humble - written and presented by leading historians, archaeologists and enthusiasts in the field.

25. Cnut the Great.

Cnut the Great is popularly remembered as the person who tried to stop the tide. But what else do people remember about him? There's so much more to his 19 year rule and in this essay Dr Timothy Bolton paints a vivid portrait of Cnut, son of Sven Forkbeard, the king of Denmark.

Producer : Sarah Taylor.

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