or Cnut, Knut
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It is petty, but his constant railing against human nature reminds one of King Canute ordering the tide to recede.
The time demanded defence and support of the priesthood, and this Canute granted, at least toward the close of his life.
In addition to England, Canute possessed important territories elsewhere in the British archipelago.
The bondes came down from the upper country to hold a Thing with Canute, who was everywhere in that country accepted as king.Heimskringla|Snorri Sturlason
Canute was doubtless somewhat surprised, yet he was learning to know Edmund.
This particular king was evidently Canute's maternal uncle, the mighty Boleslav, duke and later king of Poland.