Canute Confusion

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Henry of Huntingdon tells the story of King Canute who set his throne by the sea shore and commanded the incoming tide to halt and not to wet his feet and robes: Continuing to rise as usual [the tide] dashed over his feet and legs without respect to his royal person. Then the king leapt backwards, saying: ‘Let all men know how … Continue reading Canute Confusion