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||Born in England to Canute the Great and Emma of Normandy|
||Succeeds his father as King of Denmark (as Canute III), but is unable to sail to England because of conflict with Magnus I of Norway - his elder illegitimate half-brother Harold Harefoot is regent|
||Harold Harefoot takes the crown for himself, deciding that Hardicanute is too long in Denmark|
||Hardicanute comes to terms with Magnus I, and sails for Bruges, Flanders to prepare for invasion|
||Hardicanute arrives in England (June) to find that Harold Harefoot is already dead|
||Revolt at Worcester over heavy taxation; invites his half-brother Edward the Confessor back from exile in Normandy|
||Dies 8 June at Lambeth|