Aethelred II


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Aeth·el·red II

 (ĕth′əl-rĕd′)

Æthelred II

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(Biography) a variant spelling of Ethelred II
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In 982 AD in the reign of King Aethelred II, German ships coming up the Thames to trade at London Bridge had to pay a special Christmas and Easter tax in black peppercorns.
v] the obit date of King AEthelred II (`viij kalends maij') has been inserted above the passage of the Brut recording his death (in 1016).
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.