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Pragya Vohra

Published: May 1, 2015 at 12:39 pm
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  • Cnut: England’s Viking King
  • King's Manor
  • Friday 19 October
  • 19.00–20.00

Famous for his attempt to turn back the tide, king Cnut is an intriguing figure in early medieval history. Born a Danish prince, he lived in England and ruled an empire that spanned the North Sea. His story, told by Danish and English writers, reveals what it was like to be a migrant and a king.


Pragya Vohra is lecturer in medieval history at the University of York. Her research focuses on social and cultural aspects of the Viking age, especially migration, and she is currently researching the migrant dual identity of England’s Viking king, Cnut.


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