Ethelred the Unready

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king of the English who succeeded to the throne after his half-brother Edward the Martyr was murdered

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Ethelred the Unready was one of the seven Saxon kings reputedly crowned here.
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?
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.
They are believed to date from the reigns of Ethelred the Unready (978-1016) and King Canute (1016-1035), and that they are in such good condition they will fetch at least PS250 each, giving a total of more than PS1.
The 5,251 coins, many from the reigns of Ethelred the Unready (978-1016) and King Canute (1016-1035), were in a lead box buried two feet underground.