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This devout king was the son of Aethelred the Unready and Emma, daughter of Richard III of Normandy
He was crowned in 1043 and married Edith, daughter of Earl Godwine
He built Westminster Abbey and was buried there
This Day in British History
12 November, 1035
Death of King Canute
Canute (Cnut), Danish king of England dies, precipitating a struggle for power between Harthacanute, his son by Emma, Harold Harefoot, his son by Aelfgifu, and Leofric of Mercia. Harold was the initial winner, but he died in 1040 and was followed by Harthacanute.