Person:Ethelred the Unready (1)

Æthelred II "the Unready" _____, de Wessex
b.Abt 968
d.23 Apr 1016 London, England
m. 965
  1. Eadmund _____Abt 966 - 971
  2. Æthelred II "the Unready" _____, de WessexAbt 968 - 1016
m. abt 980 to 985
  1. Eadgyth of NorthumbriaBef 983 - Aft 1021
  2. Æthelstan Ætheling _____Abt 986 - Aft 1014
  3. Egbert Ætheling _____Abt 987 - Bef 1007
  4. Edmund II "Ironside" _____, King of EnglandAbt 990 - 1016
  5. Eadred Ætheling _____Abt 990 - Bef 1014
  6. Eadwig Ætheling _____Abt 990 - 1017
  7. Edgar Aetheling the Elder _____Abt 994 -
  8. Wulfhild of NorthumbriaAbt 998 -
  9. Unknown _____, Daughter of ÆthelredAbt 1000 -
  10. Unknown _____Abt 1001 - Aft 1051
  11. Ælfgifu _____Abt 1005 - 1025
  • HÆthelred II "the Unready" _____, de WessexAbt 968 - 1016
  • WEmma of NormandyAbt 982 - 1052
m. 5 Apr 1002
  1. Edward "the Confessor" _____Bet 1002 & 1005 - 1066
  2. Goda of EnglandAbt 1004 - Bef 1049
  3. Alfred Aetheling _____Aft 1005 - 1036
Facts and Events
Name Æthelred II "the Unready" _____, de Wessex
Gender Male
Birth[1][17][18] Abt 968 House of Wessex
Occupation? From 978 to 1016 EnglandKing of England
Marriage abt 980 to 985 to Ælfgifu _____, of York
Alt Marriage 991 to Ælfgifu _____, of York
Marriage 5 Apr 1002 Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, Englandto Emma of Normandy
Death[1][17][19][20] 23 Apr 1016 London, England
Burial[17][21] St. Paul's Cathedral, London (City of), London, England
Reference Number? Q183499?

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Æthelred II (Old English: Æþelræd, ;  966 – 23 April 1016), known as the Unready, was King of the English from 978 to 1013 and again from 1014 until his death. His epithet does not derive from the modern word "", but rather from the Old English unræd meaning "poorly advised"; it is a pun on his name, which means "well advised".

Æthelred was the son of King Edgar and Queen Ælfthryth. He came to the throne at about the age of 12, following the assassination of his older half-brother, Edward the Martyr. His brother's murder was carried out by supporters of his own claim to the throne, although he was too young to have any personal involvement. The chief problem of Æthelred's reign was conflict with the Danes. After several decades of relative peace, Danish raids on English territory began again in earnest in the 980s. Following the Battle of Maldon in 991, Æthelred paid tribute, or Danegeld, to the Danish king. In 1002, Æthelred ordered what became known as the St. Brice's Day massacre of Danish settlers. In 1013, King Sweyn Forkbeard of Denmark invaded England, as a result of which Æthelred fled to Normandy in 1013 and was replaced by Sweyn. However, he returned as king for two years after Sweyn's death in 1014. Æthelred's 37-year reign was the longest of any Anglo-Saxon king of England, and was only surpassed in the 13th century, by Henry III. Æthelred was briefly succeeded by his son, Edmund Ironside, but he died after a few months and was replaced by Sweyn's son, Cnut. Another of his sons, Edward the Confessor, became king in 1042.

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  13.   Espolin (GS #12462, pt 1, p. 102).
  14.   Ethelred the Unready, in Find A Grave.
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  16.   ÆTHELRED, son of EDGAR "the Peaceable" King of England & his second wife Ælfthryth of Devon ([966]-London 23 Apr 1016, bur Old St Paul's Cathedral)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
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    William of Malmesbury states that he was ten years old when his brother was killed.

  19. Earle, John (ed.), and Charles (ed.) Plummer. Two of the Saxon Chronicles Parallel. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1892)
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    MS (E) s.a. 1016: ""Ða gelamp hit þet se cyng Æðelred forðferde ær ða scipu comon. he geendode his dagas on scs: Georius mæsse dæge æfter mycclum geswince. & earfoðnissum his lifes."

  20. Thorpe, Benjamin. Florentii Wigorniensis. (London: Sumptibus Societatis, 1848)
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    "Eo tempore rex Anglorum Ægelredus XIV. indictione, nono kal. Maii [23 Apr.], feria II., Lundoniæ defunctus est..."

  21. Thorpe, Benjamin. Florentii Wigorniensis. (London: Sumptibus Societatis, 1848)
    p. 173.

    "Corpus autem illius in ecclesia S. Pauli Apostoli honorifice sepultum est."

  22.   Æthelred 32 (Male), in The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England.