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Æthelred the Unready

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Horrible Histories Smashing Saxons Court of Historical Law Ethelred the Unready guilt via ordea

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Aethelred the Unready

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Richard Wilson's "Aethelred the Unready" Prologue

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CMLXXXVI (Æthelstan Ætheling, son of Æthelred the Unready)

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Athelred The Unready

Æthelred II, known as the Unready, was King of the English from 978 to 1013 and again from 1014 until his death. His epithet does not derive from the modern word "unready", but rather from the Old English unræd ; it is a pun on his name, which means "well advised".
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