Hardicanute King

Hardicanute King

b: ABT 1019
d: 8 JUN 1042
From the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Hardecanute:

also spelled Hardicanute, or Harthacnut, Danish Hardeknud b. c. 1019, -- d. June 8, 1042
king of Denmark from 1028 to 1042 and of England from 1040 to 1042.

Son of King Canute and Emma, daughter of Richard I, Duke of Normandy, Hardecanute was made king of Denmark by Canute in 1028. On Canute's death in 1035, a party led by Emma and Godwine, earl of Wessex, wished to elect Hardecanute king of England, but Leofric, earl of Mercia, with the Londoners and the northern thanes obtained the appointment of Canute's illegitimate son Harold as regent of England, while Emma and her son's retainers stayed at Winchester to guard Hardecanute's interests. Hardecanute's delaying in Denmark resulted in Harold's recognition as King of England in 1037 and in Emma's exile. After Harold's death in 1040 Hardecanute became an unpopular king in England. He had Harold's body dug up and thrown into a fen; and when two officials collecting a tax were killed at Worcester, he sent an army that burned the city. The murder of Eadwulf, earl of Northumbria, while under Hardecanute's safe-conduct caused Hardecanute to be described as a pledge breaker in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
Son of King Canute. Reigned 1040-1042
Biography
From the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Hardecanute:

also spelled Hardicanute, or Harthacnut, Danish Hardeknud b. c. 1019, -- d. June 8, 1042
king of Denmark from 1028 to 1042 and of England from 1040 to 1042.

Son of King Canute and Emma, daughter of Richard I, Duke of Normandy, Hardecanute was made king of Denmark by Canute in 1028. On Canute's death in 1035, a party led by Emma and Godwine, earl of Wessex, wished to elect Hardecanute king of England, but Leofric, earl of Mercia, with the Londoners and the northern thanes obtained the appointment of Canute's illegitimate son Harold as regent of England, while Emma and her son's retainers stayed at Winchester to guard Hardecanute's interests. Hardecanute's delaying in Denmark resulted in Harold's recognition as King of England in 1037 and in Emma's exile. After Harold's death in 1040 Hardecanute became an unpopular king in England. He had Harold's body dug up and thrown into a fen; and when two officials collecting a tax were killed at Worcester, he sent an army that burned the city. The murder of Eadwulf, earl of Northumbria, while under Hardecanute's safe-conduct caused Hardecanute to be described as a pledge breaker in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Son of King Canute. Reigned 1040-1042
Facts
  • ABT 1019 - Birth -
  • 8 JUN 1042 - Death -
  • BET 1040 AND 1042 - Fact -
  • Occupation - King of England
Ancestors
   
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Hardicanute King
ABT 1019 - 8 JUN 1042
  
 
  
Richard I
- 996
 
 
Emma
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Canute King
Birth
Death1035
Marriageto Elgifu Queen
Marriage1017to Emma
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Emma
Birth
Death
Marriage1002to Athelread II
Marriage1017to Canute King
FatherRichard I
MotherGunnor
CHILDREN
MHardicanute King
BirthABT 1019
Death8 JUN 1042
Marriageto ?
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Hardicanute King
BirthABT 1019
Death8 JUN 1042
Marriageto ?
FatherCanute King
MotherEmma
PARENT (U) ?
Birth
Death
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MHarding
Birth
Death
Marriageto ?
Descendancy Chart
Hardicanute King b: ABT 1019 d: 8 JUN 1042
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Robert Fitz-Harding b: ABT 1075
Eve d: 12 MAR 1170