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Ethelred II

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known as Ethelred the Unready. ?968--1016 ad, king of England (978--1016). He was temporarily deposed by the Danish king Sweyn (1013) but was recalled on Sweyn's death (1014)
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So fierce were these pagan Norsemen and so utterly destructive in their murder, mayhem, pillage, and plunder that King Ethelred the Unready, a weak and irresolute monarch, decided to buy them off rather than fight them.
He also participated in Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association and the Progressive Negro Association, which was founded in 1916 by amongst others the Unitarian minister Ethelred Brown and equally aimed to instill self-respect and race pride.
Ethelred the Unready was one of the seven Saxon kings reputedly crowned here.
123) Before that example cooled (for the Times of London was still reporting the "affair" on 1 April (124)), a Spanish gunboat "fired at the British steamship Ethelred off of Cape Maysi in the Windward Passage" on 3 April.
Nat Turner continued by stating that he healed and brought about the conversion of a white man named Ethelred T.
The next indication of Madeline's impending arrival comes just after the narrator has described Ethelred's killing of the dragon with his mace, resulting in the creature's emitting "'a shriek so horrid and harsh, and withal so piercing'" that Ethelred holds his hands to his ears.
She placed a sliver of chocolate in an overturned waste paper bin near the likely lair of the mouse, whom I had named Ethelred in the belief that he would be unready for the trap.
Archaeologists analysing wound marks on the bones believe they date from 1002 AD when King Ethelred the Unready ordered a massacre of all Danes (Vikings) in England.
See generally BILL GRIFFITHS, AN INTRODUCTION TO EARLY ENGLISH LAW: THE LAW-CODES OF ETHELBERT OF KENT, ALFRED THE GREAT, AND THE SHORT CODES FROM THE REIGNS OF EDMUND AND ETHELRED THE UNREADY (1995).
Conrad's play with the concept of nation as home continues as the Assistant Commissioner goes to meet the Home Secretary, whose name, Ethelred, is derived from an Anglo-Saxon word meaning ancestral home, dwelling, or native land.
Several other monarchs deserve Salas' attention, though they remain unnamed, for reasons that will be explained later on: Egbert's son, AEthelwulf (Salas 1846: 11), Eadwig, referred to as Edward's (sic) son (Salas 1846: 16), Edgar Peaceable (Salas 1846: 17), Ethelred the Unready (Salas 1846: 18) and Cnut's sons (Salas 1846: 22).