Sir Ethelred shifted one hand under his coat tails, and tilting back his head, looked at him steadily.
And Sir Ethelred, hearing it on the lips of his wife and girls every day (mostly at breakfast-time), had conferred upon it the dignity of unsmiling adoption.
And that was good while it lasted before the pointless Ethelred
lost the lot and it was a Norse king, Cnut, who scooped the jackpot.
Mind you, it could become a bit trying if all your ancestors returned, going back to Great Grandad Ethelred
, 12 times removed.
It's not a new idea - I distinctly remember a mad hairy bloke on Look North in the 70s, a geography teacher or summat, claiming to be a Saxon Northumbrian called King Rufus or Ethelred
(to be fair, every episode of Look North in the 70s featured a mad hairy bloke - they were the bedrock of local telly back then).
978: Edward the Martyr, King of England from 975, was murdered at Corfe Castle, Dorset, apparently at the instigation of half-brother Ethelred
, who wanted the crown for himself.
had existed at least since the time of Ethelred
But he was glad he did when he stumbled across the valuable collection, dating back to the reign of Ethelred
the Unready in the 990s.
Aelred, born Ethelred
, (40) could not inherit his family profession.
ON THIS DAY 978: Edward the Martyr, King of England, was murdered at Corfe Castle, Dorset, apparently at the instigation of half-brother Ethelred
The Anglo-Saxon hoard includes coins from the reigns of kings Ethelred
the Unready (978-1013 and 1014-1016) and Canute the Great (1016-1035).
Sturtevant's early work is exemplified by Ethelred
II, 1961 a large white painting adorned with a brutally flayed readymade tube of paint, the contents of which are (neatly) strewn across the canvas.
The 5251 coins, many from the reigns of Ethelred
the Unready (978-1016 AD) and King Canute (1016-1035 AD), were in a lead box buried 2ft underground.
3; 3 Ethelred
13, Cnut's letter to the people of England (1019-1020), 12.
2, under 'Auxiliary Bishop'; and Ethelred
Taunton, The Law of the Church: A Cyclopaedia of Canon Law for English-Speaking Countries (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.