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King Canute (Paperback) (George Brook)
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King Canute is a fascinating novel about the famous Viking King of England.Canute wins the Crown of England, and then becomes the undisputed ruler of a vast, North Sea empire. He conceives of a "repository", a kind of library, that will safeguard the intellectual knowledge of England for future generations. He works with dedicated monks and has a meeting with none other than Macbeth. But England's rich and selfish nobles are not happy. They do not wish to see the lives of ordinary peasants be improved at their expense. They summon Canute to a grand residence in the country, where a clash of wills for the destiny of England will take place.