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Ethelred the Unready
Birth: 968
Death: Apr. 23, 1016

English Monarch. He reigned as King of the English from 978 to 1013 and from 1014 to 1016. The son of King Edgar, he succeeded his half-brother, Edward the Marytr, to the throne at the age of 10 years. During his long reign, Viking invaders routinely plundered the country, and he was forced to pay them off in hope of peace. In 1002, in retaliation, he ordered the massacre of all Danes in England. The King of the Danes, Sweyn I (or Sweyn Forkbeard), invaded England, and Ethelred was forced to flee to Normandy in 1013. He returned in 1014, after Sweyn's death. He died 2 years later in London. He was succeeded by his son, Edmund II Ironside. (bio by: Jennifer) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
   Edgar the Peaceful (943 - 975)
   Elfrida of Devon (____ - 1000)
 
 Spouses:
  Aelfgifu Of York*
   Emma of Normandy (988 - 1052)*
 
 Children:
  Aethelstan Aetheling (____ - 1014)*
   Edmund II (____ - 1016)*
   Edward the Confessor (1002 - 1066)*
  Alfred Atheling (1012 - 1037)*
 
 Sibling:
   Edward the Martyr (962 - 979)**
   Ethelred the Unready (968 - 1016)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Saint Paul's Cathedral
London
City of London
Greater London, England
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Jennifer
Record added: Oct 30, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16391067
Ethelred the Unready
Added by: Jennifer
 
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Your 31st great grandson.
- James Futral
 Added: Jun. 22, 2016
For my Great + Grandfather times four.
- Padg
 Added: Jun. 18, 2016
My husband's 32nd great grandfather. Rest in peace.
- Julia Soliday
 Added: Jun. 9, 2016
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