Talk:North Sea Empire

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Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved. Vegaswikian (talk) 00:12, 23 March 2010 (UTC)


Scandinavian EmpireNorth Sea Empire — Cnut's empire is known in English by this name, which is currently a redirect to Cnut the Great. Yngvadottir (talk) 19:11, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

  • Comment there's no content. Why should this article exist at all, instead of just being a redirect? 70.29.210.242 (talk) 03:42, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
There's a map, and the people who've worked on this are right, it's a former geographic entity worth an article. I'm unwilling to add to it at this title, though. I'd have simply moved it, but North Sea Empire is a redirect.Yngvadottir (talk) 04:16, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The maps do not correspond[edit]

Hello. Interesting article. But I have noted that the two maps shown does not correspond. On the tri-colour map, a larger area of Cornwall is under the empire, Öland in Sweden, a larger part of Northern Germany, a small area of Northeastern Germany (Rügen?) and the island of Bornholm is also under the Empire. Which map is correct?

Besides these small errors, what about Iceland, the Faroese Islands and Greenland?

RhinoMind (talk) 20:10, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Regarding the discrepancies between the maps, probably different scholarly interpretations are partly to blame. How much of Sweden he claimed and how seriously to take his claim are both debated, for instance. But the second map also includes - in different colours - vassal states and allied states, so that answers the question about Norse settlements in Ireland, for example. Regarding Iceland, the Faroes and Greenland, they were all independent at the time. Yngvadottir (talk) 21:04, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
Note that there are also explanations in the article for at least some of this: for example, scholars arguing that he was reasserting control over the Celtic kingdoms, and a trip he took to reassert control over coastal areas the Kings of Denmark had controlled from the Jomsborg (that's your northeastern German area). Yngvadottir (talk) 21:15, 13 December 2014 (UTC)