Æthelred the Unready

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Æthelred in an early thirteent century copy o the Abingdon Chronicle
Keeng o the Inglis
Ring18 Mairch 978 – 1013 (first time)
PredecessorEdward the Martyr
SuccessorSweyn Forkbeard
Reing1014 – 23 Aprile 1016
(seicont time)
PredecessorSweyn Forkbeard
SuccessorEdmund Ironside
Borncirca. 966-68
Dee'd23 Aprile 1016 (aged about 48-50)
Lunnon, Ingland
BuirialAuld St Paul's Cathedral, Lunnon, nou lost
SpouseÆlfgifu o York
Emma o Normandy
HouseHoose o Wessex
FaitherEdgar, Keeng o Ingland

Æthelred the Unready, or Æthelred II,[1][2] (c. 968 – 23 Aprile 1016) wis Keeng o the Inglis (978–1013 an 1014–1016).

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  1. The uise o either the cognomen or the numeral distinguishes him frae Keeng Æthelred o Wessex, who ruled frae 865 tae 871.
  2. Different spellins o this keeng’s name maist commonly foond in modren texts are "Ethelred" an "Æthelred" (or "Aethelred"), the latter bein closer tae the oreeginal Auld Inglis form Æþelræd.