Medieval illumination depicting Kings Edmund Ironside (left) and Cnut (right), from the Chronica Majora written and illustrated by Matthew Paris.

Cnut the Great, a Norse ruler in the 11th century, established a vast North Sea empire, known for his wisdom and just rule, leaving a lasting Viking legacy.

Harold swearing oath on holy relics to William, Duke of Normandy

Harold II, also known as Harold Godwinson, was the last Anglo-Saxon king of England.

Excerpt from folio 48r of Harley MS 2278. The scene depicts brothers Hinguar and Hubba slaying Christians in the north of England.

The Great Heathen Army: A Viking force like no other, sweeping across lands, leaving a trail of destruction and rewriting history.

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