Ethelred II
biographical name see Aethelred

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  • Ethelred II — [eth′əl red΄] A.D. 968 1016; king of England (978 1016): called the Unready …   English World dictionary

  • Ethelred II — /eth euhl red /, ( the Unready ) A.D. 968? 1016, king of the English 978 1016. * * * or Aethelred Unraed known as Ethelred the Unready born 968? died April 23, 1016, London King of the English (978–1013, 1014–16). He became king after his half… …   Universalium

  • Ethelred II — noun king of the English who succeeded to the throne after his half brother Edward the Martyr was murdered; he struggled unsuccessfully against the invading Danes (969 1016) • Syn: ↑Ethelred, ↑Ethelred the Unready • Instance Hypernyms: ↑king,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ethelred II — Eth|el|red II also Ethelred the Unready (968? 1016) an English king who lost his kingdom to the Danes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Ethelred II — /ˈɛθəlrɛd/ (say ethuhlred) noun ( Ethelred the Unready ), 968?–1016, king of the English 978–1016. Also, Æthelred …   Australian English dictionary

  • Ethelred II — Eth•el•red II [[t]ˈɛθ əlˌrɛd[/t]] n. anh big (“the Unready”) a.d. 968?–1016, king of the English 978–1016 …   From formal English to slang

  • ETHELRED II —    the Unready, a worthless king of Saxon England (979 1016), married Emma, daughter of Richard, Duke of Normandy, a step which led in the end to the claim which issued in the Norman Conquest (968 1016) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Ethelred II d'Angleterre — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Ethelred. Ethelred II le Malavisé …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ethelred the Unready — Ethelred II of England …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Ethelred the Unready — Infobox British Royalty|Monarch name=Ethelred the Unready title=King of England reign=18 March, 978 – 23 April 1016 predecessor=Edward the Martyr (978) Sweyn (1014) successor=Sweyn (1013) Edmund Ironside (1016) date of birth=966 68 place of birth …   Wikipedia

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