Friday, December 28, 2012

Picture Day Friday: Canute

Canute was one of the great Anglo-Saxon kings of the early 11th century, who famously tried to command the tides. He could not control the sea, but stemmed the tide of Viking invasions on England's shores. Ironically, he was a Viking warrior, who went on to become the ruler of an empire which, at its height, included England, Denmark, Norway, and part of Sweden.

[Image copyrighted by the Daily Mail.]