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Ethelred II

or Aeth·el·red II

[ eth-uhl-red ]
/ ˈɛθ əlˌrɛd /
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noun

"Ethelred the Unready", a.d. 968?–1016, king of England 978–1013, 1014–1016.

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thelred II


noun

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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