Hardi-Canute King of Denmark
Extract from "The Dukes of Normandy, from the time of Rollo to the expulsion of King John by Philip Augustus of France" by Jonathan Duncan (1839)
Canute died in the same year in which William, seventh Duke of Normandy, succeeded to the ducal crown, expiring on the 12th of November 1035.
By his mistress Alaine, daughter of the Earl of Hampton, he left two sons Harold and Sweyn; by his wife Emma, widow of Ethelred, King of England, and sister of Richard the Second, fourth Duke of Normandy, Hardi-Canute, and a daughter, named Gonilda, who was married to the Emperor, Henry the Third. Between these children, without distinction of legitimacy, he divided his three kingdoms. Sweyn received Norway, Hardi-Canute Denmark, and Harold, England., and arrangement directly violating his marriage-contract with the widow of Ethelred, which stipulated that his children by Emma, and her children by Ethelred, should inherit his dominions, to the exclusion of his offspring not born in wedlock.
Harold the First, King of England, died on the 14th of April 1039. He was succeeded by his younger brother, Hardi-Canute, King of Denmark, who died in 1041.