from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Hardecanute.


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  • Gray wrote to Walpole in 1760, "I have been often told that the poem called 'Hardicanute' (which I always admired and still admire) was the work of somebody that lived a few years ago.

    A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century

  • He had been invited over from Normandy by Hardicanute, in the course of his short reign of two years, and had been handsomely treated at court.

    A Child's History of England

  • Thames, with London for his capital city, and that Hardicanute should have all the south.

    A Child's History of England

  • Hardicanute, instead of assisting him, as he expected, opposed him so strongly with all her influence that he was very soon glad to get safely back.

    A Child's History of England

  • Hardicanute was then at Bruges, in Flanders, plotting, with his mother

    A Child's History of England

  • South of England, headed by a nobleman with great possessions, called the powerful EARL GODWIN (who is said to have been originally a poor cow-boy), opposed this, and desired to have, instead, either Hardicanute, or one of the two exiled Princes who were over in Normandy.

    A Child's History of England

  • The quarrel was so arranged; and, as Hardicanute was in

    A Child's History of England

  • The soul of Hardicanute hath taken possession of him, and he hath no pleasure save to fill, to swill, and to call for more. —


  • At the coronation of HAROLD I., who in fact usurped the throne in the absence of the legitimate claimant, Hardicanute, Egilnoth, archbishop of

    Coronation Anecdotes

  • _A festival celebrated in England antiently in memory of the sudden death of King Hardicanute A.C. 1042 and the downfall of the Danes_.

    The Rowley Poems


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