from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Hardecanute 1019?-1042. King of England (1040-1042) and of Denmark (1035-1042). The legitimate son of King Canute, he claimed the English throne after the death of Harold I, Canute's illegitimate son.
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In 1041 he was employed by Hardecanute, along with Earls
Two years later a son arrived, whom they christened Hardecanute.
But in 1040 Harold died and Hardecanute became English king.
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