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Eth·el·red IIalso Aeth·el·red II (ĕth′əl-rĕd′) Known as "Ethelred the Unready." 968?-1016.
King of England (978-1016) whose reign was a series of ultimately unsuccessful struggles against Danish invasion.
(Biography) known as Ethelred the Unready. ?968–1016 ad, king of England (978–1016). He was temporarily deposed by the Danish king Sweyn (1013) but was recalled on Sweyn's death (1014)
Eth•el•red II(ˈɛθ əlˌrɛd)
( “the Unready” ) A.D. 968?–1016, king of the English 978–1016.