King Æthelred II

Æthelred the Unready

Born c.968, King of England 978-1013 & 1014-1016

Æthelred's reign was interrupted by Sweyn I (Forkbeard) of Denmark, who seized the English throne in 1013, only to die the following year.


Here is a penny from the reign of Æthelred II

King Æthelred the Unready Links

Queen Emma And The Vikings: A History of Power, Love, And Greed In Eleventh-Century England, at Amazon USA
Monetary History (Aethelred II)
The Battle of Maldon 991 A.D.

Genealogy of King Æthelred II

Predecessor: Edward the Martyr, his half-brother
Successor: Edmund Ironside, his son

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