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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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To lure Ethelred into this hole, I laid a trail of Rice Krispie grains.
Edgar was the father of Ethelred the Unready, whom John Cleese portrayed in Monte Python films.
Some parts, notably a herring-bone patterned section of wall, date back to 978AD and were built by Queen Elfrida, mother of Ethelred The Unready.
After Edgar's death, his sons Edward (by his first, deceased wife) and Ethelred (by his second, still living wife) both wanted the crown.
At the end of the 10th century the English Statutes of Ethelred required "Easterlings" (Eastern Europeans) to pay a tribute to King Ethelred that included ten pounds of pepper.
That's perfect," chorused Ethelred, triple-grinning.
The relations between Sir Ethelred and the Assistant Commissioner of Police, like those between Secret Agent Adolf Verloc and his wife Winnie depend on a refusal to understand, a willed ignorance.
The half-Danish sister of the Duke of Normandy and a descendant of Vikings, she would be Queen to two kings, Ethelred the Unready (who needed to ally with the Normans against Viking raiders) and later, the Danish Canute.
Along with the fearsome tyrant Ethelred the Unready, a French maid, the warrior Eadric Longshaft, and Roger the agoraphobic priest, the newlyweds take the audience on an extraordinary coming of age adventure filled with crossdressing, adulterous love triangles, telekinesis and magic mushrooms.