“I totally made this baby myself. Do you like it?”
“But I was only gone for a week. I don’t understand. You were bleeding when I left. I don’t think my sperm is that powerful.”
According to Florence of Worcester, Harold Harefoot’s mother adopted random babies and pretended they were her own. This may well be a malicious rumour spread by Cnut‘s second wife, Emma. Or just plain made up.
Who says history is dull?