Sweyn, known as Forkbeard, was born to Harald Bluetooth, King of Denmark and his wife Gyrid Olafsdottir in 960 ce. He was the couple’s second child, Thyra Haraldsdatter being their first. In 1013 ce, Having conquered the majority of England Sweyn Forkbeard proclaimed himself King of England. Sweyn Forkbeard died in February 1014 ce, possibly following a fall from his horse in Gainsborough, and ending his time in the throne.
King Aethelred the Unready was born to King Edgar and his wife Aelfthryth in 968 ce. He was the couple’s second son, after Edmund. Following the death of Sweyn Forkbeard in 1014 ce, Aethelred the Unready took over the throne, until his death in 1016 ce.
King Canute was the son of King Sweyn Forkbeard. He was born in Denmark in 985 ce and was the King of England from 1016 ce, and later on also became the King of Denmark. He became King of England after winning a long battle with Edmund Ironside, and held the throne until his death in 1035 ce.
Harold Harefoot was born in 1016 ce to parents King Canute and Ælfgifu of Northampton. Harold was elected King of England following the death of his father in 1035 ce. After holding the throne for 5 years, he died in 1040 ce.
Harthacanute, son of King Canute and Emma of Normandy, was born in 1018 ce. He became King following the death of his half-brother Harold Harefoot in 1040 ce. He was the last Scandinavian to rule England, which ended when he died suddenly in 1042 ce.
Edward the Confessor was born in 1003 ce to parents Aethelred the Unready and Emma of Normandy. Following the death of his half-brother Harthacanute in 1042 ce, Edward the Confessor became King of England. In January 1066, Edward the Confessor died. As he did not have any children, the fight for who should succeed him led to the Norman invasion of October 1066 and the Battle of Hastings.