Talk:House of Knýtlinga

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Which Cnut[edit]

Which Cnut is Knýtlinga refering to? Is it Cnut the Great or Harthacnut I of Denmark?


This and Danish Kings of England should be merged.--Queen Elizabeth II's Little Spy (talk) 00:20, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Done. Richard75 (talk) 21:29, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

The article is still heavily skewed toward the English section, like as if that was the only significant thing about them.--The Emperor's New Spy (talk) 20:14, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

That's all the information that was in the articles before I merged them. You can always add more information about their other kingdoms. Richard75 (talk) 12:01, 29 September 2012 (UTC)
That wasn't a criticism or response to the merge. It was a suggestion to future editors that may frequent this page.--The Emperor's New Spy (talk) 16:44, 1 October 2012 (UTC)


There should be mention that knytlinga is not a term ever used in Denmark. (talk) 17:14, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

Why is that relevant? Besides, it's used in 'Knytlingesaga', if not as a stand-alone word. //erik.bramsen — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:00, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

'House of Knýtlinga'?![edit]

Who on Earth has called it "House of Knýtlinga" besides Wikipedia? I find no instances of such a name on Google Books. I thought the substitution of "Cnut" for "Canute" was stupid enough, but it absolutely pales compared to this. "Knýtlinga" is a genitive plural form, it already means "OF THE Knýtlings", i.e. of Canute's descendants, or the "Canutids". "The House OF OF the Knytlings"? What's next, will Gaul be "the country of the Gallorum"? Will the lays of Sigurd and Gudrun be "Lays of Sigurðar and Guðrúnar", and the Sagas of the Icelanders become "Sagas of the Íslendinga"? This is just not how names in case languages are rendered in English. Whatever happened to Wikipedia's practice of using the most established names, or is it that a new and especially ignorant generation of Wikipedians has taken over?-- (talk) 02:58, 5 January 2017 (UTC)