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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1003: Danes were murdered across much of England on the orders of King Aethelred II the Ill-Advised in the St Brice's Day Massacre.
In 1015, Athelstan, the eldest son of King AEthelred II (978-1016), who predeceased his father, made the following bequest in his will: "And to my brother Edmund I grant the sword which belonged to King Offa" (Eng.
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.