Ethelred II

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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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Ethelred the Unready built Tupholme Abbey two miles beyond the river bridge.
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.
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.
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.
But he was glad he did when he stumbled across the valuable collection, dating back to the reign of Ethelred the Unready in the 990s.