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Æthelred II [Ethelred; known as Ethelred the Unready]locked

(c. 966x8–1016)
  • Simon Keynes


Æthelred II [Ethelred; known as Ethelred the Unready] (c. 966x8–1016), king of England, was the younger son of King Edgar (r. 959–75) and his wife, Ælfthryth (d. 999x1001), daughter of Ealdorman Ordgar. The separate elements of his name (Æthel-ræd) mean '...

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