Medieval Timeline: Today in Medieval History

Canute the Great - Cnut - Knut - Viking - King of England - Medieval EnglandOn this date, November 12th, in medieval history:

  • 607 – Death of Boniface III
  • 1035 – Death of Canute the Great (or Cnut or Knut), norse king of England and Norway and Denmark (and parts of Sweden); he ruled England from 1016 – 1035

*Note: image is of a silver penny engraved with a portrait of Canute; image retrieved from

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6 thoughts on “Medieval Timeline: Today in Medieval History”

  1. The Catholic Church’s calendar is filled with saint’s days. March 17th as Saint Patrick’s Day is probably the most famous.

    Here’s a link to a website which has the month of November and the various saints’ feast days.

    I know that I’m probably one of the few people outside of the Quercy region in France that has ever heard of Saint Namphaise, but since is a saint that is associated with Charlemagne – I’m trying to rescue him singlehandedly from obscurity!

    To paraphrase Tracy Chapman – if not me, then who? If not now, then when?

    Oh, and today, November 20th is Saint Bernard’s Day! Love that trivia.

  2. Very cool. Thanks for the link! … and sorry for the delayed response. I’ve been sick the past few days and haven’t felt like doing much, even checking emails.

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