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He Seems to have been a Valiant Man, & a Wise Prince; He at first treated His English Subjects with great cruelty; but when the barbarous Customs of these times are consider'd & the great injurys He had receiv'd from Ethelred, & the Manner the Danes had been treated in that Reign, He will appear in a less cruel light; He lower'd indeed the power of the Nobility, & left few of them remaining; but to their faction & treachery were in great measures owing, all the evils this Country had Suffer'd for fifty Years before. After Canute's death His two Son Harold & Hardicnute divided the Kingdom, the last of these remain'd in Denmark most of the time that Harold liv'd; this last Prince's Short Reign furnishes us with nothing remarkable except the murther of Ethelred's Son Alfred; He dying in 1040. Hardicnute succeeded to the whole Kingdom; He was Alfred's half Brother being Son to Emma, who in revenge of His Brother's death, order'd Harold's body to be dugg up & cast into the Thames. We have nothing further to say of this Prince who died in 1042. except the tenderness He show'd His Mother & His Half


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