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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First of all, she outlines how the carefully nurtured relationship between king and nobles that had been established by Alfred and his successors was broken down during the struggles between Aethelred II and the Danish forces of Swegn and Cnut.
1003: Danes were murdered across much of England on the orders of King Aethelred II the Ill-Advised in the St Brice's Day Massacre.