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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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They are believed to date from the reigns of Ethelred the Unready (978-1016) and King Canute (1016-1035), and that they are in such good condition they will fetch at least PS250 each, giving a total of more than PS1.
The 5,251 coins, many from the reigns of Ethelred the Unready (978-1016) and King Canute (1016-1035), were in a lead box buried two feet underground.
Walk that path and we'll be asking the Danes to repay the danegeld they got from Ethelred the Unready, compensation from the Romans for our hurt feelings in 55BC and handouts to the Irish families whose ancestors died in the Great Famine in the 1850s - come to think of it, though, Blair has already expressed his greasy sorrow over this.
Ethelred the Unready built Tupholme Abbey two miles beyond the river bridge.
Ethelred the Unready, or the Ill-Advised, had been king since the age of twelve in 978, after his step-brother had been murdered at Corfe on the orders of Ethelred's mother.
Wolverhampton is perhaps the oldest documented place in the West Midlands, with a recorded history stretching back to the reign of Ethelred the Unready, a full 100 years before the Domesday Book.
As a leader, he ranks among England's worst since Ethelred the Unready.
Anglo-Saxon history has been saved for the nation's sixth formers, but schools may have to pay extra to guarantee that A-level students continue to study King Alfred, Ethelred the Unready and King Canute.
But as long as there is a society at all, there will be the young and not so young who need to be told about Ethelred The Unready, osmosis, the reasons for the collapse of the Treaty Of Versailles and the formula for the surface area of a sphere (it's 4pr2 by the way.