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The Conquest Of Norway And The Development Of Imperial Aspirations

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There are clear differences between the nature of Cnut the Greats control over England, Denmark and Norway, and much about the seizure of Norway sets it apart from the other territories. While Cnut appears to have used his wealth to increase his authority in England and Denmark, his seizure of power was costly and brought little actual power. This chapter examines Conrad IIs empire and compares it with Cnuts empire to see if Cnuts assertions were rational observations or mere political flights of fancy. It must be noted that England and Denmark remained in the eyes of an Anglo-Scandinavian elite, at least, linked as a political and cultural unit throughout much of the eleventh century. After Cnuts death support seems to have formed in England for both Harthacnut and Harald Harefoot as successors.

Keywords: Anglo-Scandinavian elite; Cnut the Great; Conrad II; eleventh century; Norway



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