This is the summary of the second of two talks on the Battle of Assandun 1016AD, and given by Prof Simon Keynes in St Botolph’s church on 10th June 2016. Prof Keynes describes the ways in which Cnut ruled England and his many acts of reconciliation, a king believed by Simon to be of equal importance to English history as Alfred the Great.

Conquest and Reconciliation 1016-1023