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Sveinsson Knut Collection

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: AI Image - An illustration of King Canute commanding the...tide to halt, early 11th century, (2023)

AI Image - An illustration of King Canute commanding the...tide to halt, early 11th century, (2023)
AI Image - An illustration of King Canute commanding the incoming tide to halt, early 11th century, (2023). Canute (died 1035 CE) was King of England from 1016

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Design for Medallion of King Canute, n.d. Creator: Sir Robert Smirke

Design for Medallion of King Canute, n.d. Creator: Sir Robert Smirke
Design for Medallion of King Canute, n.d

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: King Canute the Dane, 1732. Creator: George Vertue

King Canute the Dane, 1732. Creator: George Vertue
King Canutethe Dane, 1732. Portrait of Cnut the Great in an oval frame surmounted by a coat of arms, with runes, flaming torches, swords, arrows and coins

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Meeting of Edmund Ironside and Canute, on the Isle of Alney, in the Severn, c1890

Meeting of Edmund Ironside and Canute, on the Isle of Alney, in the Severn, c1890. Edmund Ironside (c990-1016) meets King Canute (c995-1035) on Alney Island in the River Severn

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Canute, (c995-1035), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Canute, (c995-1035), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Canute, (c995-1035), 1830. Cnut the Great (c995-1035), also known as Canute, King of Denmark, England and Norway, often referred to as the North Sea Empire

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Canute Reproving His Courtiers, 18th-19th century. Creator: Unknown

Canute Reproving His Courtiers, 18th-19th century. Creator: Unknown
Canute Reproving His Courtiers, 18th-19th century. King Cnut supposedly demonstrated to flattering courtiers that being a mere human, the sea would not obey him, and God alone can command the tides

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Canute reproving his Courtiers, c1840. Creator: Francis Holl

Canute reproving his Courtiers, c1840. Creator: Francis Holl
Canute reproving his Courtiers, c1840. King Cnut supposedly demonstrated to flattering courtiers that being a mere human, the sea would not obey him, and God alone can command the tides

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Canute Reproving the Flattery of his Courtiers, c1890. Creator: Unknown

Canute Reproving the Flattery of his Courtiers, c1890. Creator: Unknown
Canute Reproving the Flattery of his Courtiers, c1890. King Canute (c995-1035), explaining his humanity, the sea would not obey him. From " Cassells Illustrated History of England"

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Canute, 18th century. Creator: Unknown

Canute, 18th century. Creator: Unknown
Canute, 18th century. Cnut the Great (c995-1035), also known as Canute, King of Denmark, England and Norway; together often referred to as the North Sea Empire. He won the throne of England in 1016

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Combat between Edmund Ironside and Canute the Great, 1773. Creator: Charles Grignion

Combat between Edmund Ironside and Canute the Great, 1773. Creator: Charles Grignion
Combat between Edmund Ironside and Canute the Great, 1773. Edmund Ironside, King of England, 23 April -30 November 1016 resisted the Danish invasion of Canute the Great (994-1035) in five battles

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Queen Emmas Chastity tried by ordeal fire, 1773. Creator: William Walker

Queen Emmas Chastity tried by ordeal fire, 1773. Creator: William Walker
Queen Emmas Chastity tried by ordeal fire, 1773. Emma of Normandy (985-1052), walked over red hot metal without harm at Winchester Cathedral to prove her marital fidelity

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Portraits from Ancient Coins, (mid 19th century). Creator: Unknown

Portraits from Ancient Coins, (mid 19th century). Creator: Unknown
Portraits from Ancient Coins, (mid 19th century). Portraits of early kings in British history: Canute (Cnut I), Harold (Harold Godwinson), Edward the Confessor, William I (William the Conqueror)

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: King Canute and Earl Ulf quarrel over chess, Roskilde, Denmanrk, 1026 (1913). Artist

King Canute and Earl Ulf quarrel over chess, Roskilde, Denmanrk, 1026 (1913). Artist
King Canute and Earl Ulf quarrel over chess, Roskilde, Denmanrk, 1026 (1913). King Canute (c985-1035) was Viking King of England, Norway and Denmark

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: King Canute failing to hold back the waves, early 11th century (c1900). Artist: Trelleek

King Canute failing to hold back the waves, early 11th century (c1900). Artist: Trelleek
King Canute failing to hold back the waves, early 11th century (c1900). Canute (Sveinsson Knut) (d1035) was King of England from 1016, Denmark from 1018 and Norway from 1030

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Canute Orders The Tide to Stop, c1907

Canute Orders The Tide to Stop, c1907. From My Book of True Stories. [Blackie and Son Limited, London]

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Single Combat between King Edmund II and Canute the Great on the Isle of Abney, 1787

Single Combat between King Edmund II and Canute the Great on the Isle of Abney, 1787
Single Combat between King Edmund II and Canute the Great on the Isle of Abney in the presence of both their Armies, c1787

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Canute reproving his Courtiers, c1860, (c1860). Artist: John Leech

Canute reproving his Courtiers, c1860, (c1860). Artist: John Leech
Canute reproving his Courtiers, c1860, (c1860). Cnut the Great (c995-1035), known as Canute, was a king of Denmark, England, Norway and parts of Sweden

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Canute performing on his favourite instrument, c1860, (c1860). Artist: John Leech

Canute performing on his favourite instrument, c1860, (c1860). Artist: John Leech
Canute performing on his favourite instrument, c1860, (c1860). Cnut the Great (c995-1035), known as Canute, was a king of Denmark, England, Norway and parts of Sweden

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Canute and his Courtiers, c1884. Artist: Thomas Strong Seccombe

Canute and his Courtiers, c1884. Artist: Thomas Strong Seccombe
Canute and his Courtiers, c1884. Canute was King of England, Denmark and Norway from 1016-1035. Here, sycophantic courtiers try to convince him he is so powerful he can command the sea

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Canute the Great, at the request of his Sycophants and Flatterers

Canute the Great, at the request of his Sycophants and Flatterers, ridiculously Commanding the Sea Artist: John Hall
Canute the Great, at the request of his Sycophants and Flatterers, ridiculously Commanding the Sea to retire, 1783. After Edward Edwards (1738-1806)

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: King Canute the Great. Artist: Smith

King Canute the Great. Artist: Smith
King Canute the Great. Canute (Sveinsson Knut) (d1035) was King of England from 1016, Denmark from 1018 and Norway from 1030

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Canute And His Courtiers, 11th century, (c1850)

Canute And His Courtiers, 11th century, (c1850). Cnut was King of England, Denmark and Norway from 1016-1035. Here, sycophantic courtiers try to convince him he is so powerful he can command the sea

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Queen Alfgyfe and King Canute, 11th century, (1910)

Queen Alfgyfe and King Canute, 11th century, (1910). Alfgyfe, also known as Emma of Normandy, was married first to Ethelred the Unready, and then to Canute

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Canute, Commanding the Sea to Retire, 11th century, (1777). Artist: L Hall

Canute, Commanding the Sea to Retire, 11th century, (1777). Artist: L Hall
Canute, Commanding the Sea to Retire, 11th century, (1777). Canute (Sveinsson Knut) (d1035) was King of England from 1016, Denmark from 1018 and Norway from 1030

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Stained glass image of King Canute, 11th century

Stained glass image of King Canute, 11th century

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Stained thirteenth century glass image of King Cnut (985 / 95-1035)

Stained thirteenth century glass image of King Cnut (985 / 95-1035)
Stained glass image of King Cnut from Canterbury Cathedral

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Anglo-Saxon Silver Penny of Cnut, pointed helmet type

Anglo-Saxon Silver Penny of Cnut, pointed helmet type
Silver penny of Cnut (990-1035), pointed helmet type, showing both sides. From the Chester and Shrewsbury mints

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Anglo-Saxon Silver Penny of Cnut

Anglo-Saxon Silver Penny of Cnut
Silver penny of Cnut (990-1035), quatre-foil style, showing the obverse side

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: Stained glass window of King Cnut, 15th century

Stained glass window of King Cnut, 15th century
Stained glass window of King Cnut (985 or 995 to 12 November 1035) from Canterbury Cathedral. 15th century

Background imageSveinsson Knut Collection: King Canute trying to turn back the tide, early 11th century (early 20th century)

King Canute trying to turn back the tide, early 11th century (early 20th century). Canute (Sveinsson Knut) (d1035) was King of England from 1016, Denmark from 1018 and Norway from 1030


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