BBC Radio 4 „In our time“: Cnut

Logo BBC bei Wikimedia Commons„Melvyn Bragg and guests dis­cuss the Dan­ish prince who became a very effec­tive King of Eng­land in 1016.
Cnut inher­it­ed a king­dom in a sor­ry state. The north and east coast had been har­ried by Viking raiders, and his pre­de­ces­sor King Æthelred II had strug­gled to main­tain order amongst the Anglo-Sax­on nobil­i­ty too. Cnut proved to be skil­ful ruler. Not only did he bring sta­bil­i­ty and order to the king­dom, he export­ed the Anglo-Sax­on style of cen­tralised gov­ern­ment to Den­mark. Under Cnut, Eng­land became the cos­mopoli­tan cen­tre of a mul­ti-nation­al North Atlantic Empire, and a major play­er in Euro­pean pol­i­tics.
With Erin Goeres (Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Old Norse Lan­guage and Lit­er­a­ture at Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don), Pragya Vohra (Lec­tur­er in Medieval His­to­ry at the Uni­ver­si­ty of York) and Eliz­a­beth Tyler (Pro­fes­sor of Medieval Lit­er­a­ture and Co-Direc­tor of the Cen­tre for Medieval Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of York).“

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