Aethelred II


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Aeth·el·red II

 (ĕth′əl-rĕd′)
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Æthelred II

n
(Biography) a variant spelling of Ethelred II
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It was not possible to reconstruct the back of the head, neck and chest of the man depicted in profile on the ornament, yet the surface of the figure as well as images next to the figure bore significant similarities to the coins minted during the reign of Anglo-Saxon king Aethelred II the Unready (978-1016) and also to the images on the front side of the imitations (Fig.
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.Hist.Doc.
ona (died 1017), King Aethelred II's chief counsellor, switched sides when the Danish king Cnut invaded England in 1015