Back to the Home Page
Entries tagged as
King Canute (Cnut) (1)

Related Tags for King Canute (Cnut)...

Turning the Tide
Music: Frank Bridge
King Canute enacted a memorable demonstration of the limits of government power.

AT the high-point of his reign, King Canute ordered his throne to be set upon the seashore as the tide was coming in, and then addressed the rising waters.

‘You and the land on which my throne is standing are subject to me. No one has ever defied my royal commands and gone unpunished.

Continue reading

Word Play

Adapted from textbooks used in Grammar Schools and Secondary Moderns from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Distinguish using sentences: Dress. Sport. Wear.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Land. Let. Wear.

Use together in one sentence: Come in. Sea. Splash.

More games: Précis. Sevens. Jigsaw. Confusables. Spinner. Opposites. Verb or Noun? Active or Passive? Subject and Object. Adjectives. Word Classes.

More like this