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Hardicanute
(1018 - 1042)

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1018 Born in England to Canute the Great and Emma of Normandy
1035 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
1037 Harold Harefoot takes the crown for himself, deciding that Hardicanute is too long in Denmark
1039 Hardicanute comes to terms with Magnus I, and sails for Bruges, Flanders to prepare for invasion
1040 Hardicanute arrives in England (June) to find that Harold Harefoot is already dead
1041 Revolt at Worcester over heavy taxation; invites his half-brother Edward the Confessor back from exile in Normandy
1042 Dies 8 June at Lambeth
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