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June 2022

England’s Earliest Kings: 5 Canute and the Turning of the Tide

June 5, 2022 @ 11:00 am - June 12, 2022 @ 1:30 pm
City Lit via Zoom

The last 80 years of the Anglo-Saxon period saw turmoil with rival dynasties trying to take control.  Canute’s reign was a high point in this period.  His queen, Emma, was also a pivotal figure in our history. We will examine the decline of England’s security under Ethelred II and despite rich resources to call upon he was unable to resist the attacks of Sweyn Forkbeard and his son Canute.  The two dynasties took it turn to rule but Emma of…

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