King Aethelred the Unready 966 – 1016

Aethelred the Unready

Aethelred the Unready was born around 966 and died 23rd April 1016. He was the son of King Edgar and his second wife Aelfthryth. He became King after his half-brother Edward the Martyr was murdered at Corfe Castle 18th March 978. Aethelred married twice and was the father of King Edmund Ironside and Edward the Confessor. He was known as Aethelred the Unready because he was poorly advised (the meaning of the word unread).

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Heather Y Wheeler. (2017 – 2020). King Aethelred the Unready 966 – 1016. Available: Last accessed June 1st, 2020