from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Ethelred II Called "Ethelred the Unready.” 968?-1016. King of the English (978-1016) whose reign was a series of ultimately unsuccessful struggles against Danish invasion.

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  • n. 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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