Ethelred the Unready
|Ethelred the Unready|
|King of England (more...)|
|Reign||18 March, 978 – 23 April 1016|
|Predecessor||Edward the Martyr (978)|
Edmund Ironside (1016)
|Died||23 April 1016|
|Burial||Old Saint Paul's Cathedral|
Eadgar Aetheling the Elder
Edward the Confessor
Ethelred II (c. 968 – April 23 1016) was also known as Ethelred the Unready. He was King of England twice. The first time was from 978 to 1013, and the second time was 1014 to 1016. He was the son of Edgar, and Aelfthryth. For most of his reign he had to fight off Viking invaders.
The word unready in his name means "badly advised". When, as a young person, he asked for opinions he was given poor advice.
- Family tree of Ethelred the Unready
- Documentary - The Making of England: Aethelred the Unready
- Early British Kingdoms
- Britannia : Monarchs