Ethelred the Unready

Ethelred the Unready
noun
king of the English who succeeded to the throne after his half-brother Edward the Martyr was murdered; he struggled unsuccessfully against the invading Danes (969-1016)
Syn: ↑Ethelred, ↑Ethelred II
Instance Hypernyms: ↑king, ↑male monarch, ↑Rex

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Ethelred the Unready [Ethelred the Unready]
(c. 969–1016) the king of England from 978–1016. His name ‘the Unready’ comes from an old English word and means that he received bad advice. During his rule the ↑Danes attacked England repeatedly, and after his death the Dane ↑Canute became king of England.

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