Ethelred

NOUN
  1. king of Wessex and Kent and elder brother of Alfred; Alfred joined Ethelred's battle against the invading Danes and succeeded him on his death (died in 871)
  2. 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)
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  • King Ethelred and his cowardly, selfish Court were well satisfied with this expedient, and the tax called Danegeld was laid upon the people, in order to raise a fund for buying off the enemy. A Book of Golden Deeds
  • My town, despite having been a centre for farmers and farming since just after Ethelred the Unready, has seen its show descend to an unsteady High Street parade of dodgy floats from offcumdens and the ghastly "carnival" run by the mafia and a Frank Warren wannabee (to judge by the number of fights). Show Sunday
  • It is a huge story, full of facts, and Fraser spurns equivocation and doubt as she explains why Alfred was great and Ethelred was unready, why King John was not a good man and Nelson and Wellington were brilliant.
  • I don't mind strange-looking names - certainly I find them far less of a problem than 'medieval' characters with names like Blade, Jade, Wolf, Brianna and Topaz, or Aethelred shortened to Red - but I think I'm in a minority. Nefertiti, by Michelle Moran. Book review
  • I bet when he stood by his advance base on Newfoundland, Leif Eriksson would've been surprised to hear his base would fail and his dad's colony on Greenland would eventually die out, that the "new world" would have to be rediscovered in 500 years by explorers from a successor state on the territory of what he knew as the Caliphate of al-Andalus, or 500 years after that the entire world would be dominated by a breakaway colony set up by people from a wretched little country currently being ruled by a wanker named Ethelred. Changing Course - AGAIN? - NASA Watch
  • Thanks, Tim, for the kind comments about the Herring Seller Ethelred and Elsie series. :Acquired Taste
  • Small postholes containing iron nails, early medieval potsherds and a silver coin of Ethelred II dating to 1010 suggested that the terraces had been revetted by posts.
  • Small postholes containing iron nails, early medieval potsherds and a silver coin of Ethelred II dating to 1010 suggested that the terraces had been revetted by posts.
  • Ethelred - the name refered not to his youth but to his incompetence The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed
  • Gunnlaug had the sword Ethelred's-gift, and that was the best of weapons. The Story Of Gunnlaug The Worm-Tongue And Raven The Skald 1875
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