The Brits have Ethelred the Unready
, William the Conqueror, Hereward the Wake and Richard the Lionheart for starters.
The half-Danish sister of the Duke of Normandy and a descendant of Vikings, she would be Queen to two kings, Ethelred the Unready
(who needed to ally with the Normans against Viking raiders) and later, the Danish Canute.
Ethelred the Unready
, because I've never been ready for anything in my life.
Will Ethelred the Unready
be renamed Ethelred the Must Get a Big Hand Put on That Watch?
95 [pounds sterling]) gives the biography of the English queen who reigned both with Ethelred the Unready
and the Dane who drove him out of England, Cnut.
Along with the fearsome tyrant Ethelred the Unready
, a French maid, the warrior Eadric Longshaft, and Roger the agoraphobic priest, the newlyweds take the audience on an extraordinary coming of age adventure filled with crossdressing, adulterous love triangles, telekinesis and magic mushrooms.
We're also being taken for idiots because people like the politically correct saddos who run the Met are handing over OUR money with all the alacrity of Ethelred The Unready
paying Danegeld rather than fighting this nonsense.
But, we can tell by some of their names - Ivan the Terrible, Ethelred the Unready
, Maria the Mad One - that they weren't always the best that could be had.
In writing what he calls "a saga of the millennium a thousand years ago," the author paints surprisingly vivid pictures of such figures as Norway's Olaf Trygvesson, Denmark's Svein Forkbeard, England's Ethelred the Unready
, Poland's Boleslav the Brave, Spain's Al-Mansor, France's Gerbert of Aurillac, Constantinople's Princess Theophano, and Germany's Otto III.
For the annals of the reign of Ethelred the Unready
, Margaret Ashdown's edition and translation, in English and Norse Documents (Cambridge, 1930), are good.
Man makes Ethelred the Unready
look like a radical.