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Ethelred II

or Aethelred II

[eth-uh l-red] /ˈɛθ əlˌrɛd/
noun
1.
("Ethelred the Unready") a.d. 968?–1016, king of England 978–1013, 1014–1016.
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Ethelred II

noun
1.
known as Ethelred the Unready. ?968–1016 ad, king of England (978–1016). He was temporarily deposed by the Danish king Sweyn (1013) but was recalled on Sweyn's death (1014)
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