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Ealles Englalandes Cyningc: Cnut's Territorial Kingship And Wulfstan's Paronomastic Play, Paul Gates Nov 2010

Ealles Englalandes Cyningc: Cnut's Territorial Kingship And Wulfstan's Paronomastic Play, Paul Gates

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The phrase ealles Englalandes cyningc appears for the first time in I–II Cnut, and represents a shift in the discourse of Anglo-Saxon kingship, changing it from king over a people to king over a territory, redefining the discourse of nationhood.