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Synonyms for Ethelred

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

king of Wessex and Kent and elder brother of Alfred


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Within four years he had been succeeded by the indomitable Earldorman Aethelred, who secured an alliance with Alfred of Wessex by marrying the king's daughter, Aethelflaed.
Then all the councillors who were on Engla londe, ecclesiastical and lay, determined to send for King Aethelred and they said that no lord was dearer to them than their natural lord if he would govern them more justly than he did before.
A later Aethelred expanded the church in the early 10th century, as Chester was revived to protect Mercia's northern frontier.
186) argues that trading provisions similar to the London regulations included in IV AEthelred would have been made for Danes and Norwegians in normal circumstances but renewed Viking raids may have led to their exclusion from these particular ones.
Edward was crowned but was murdered in 978, probably by AEthelred's supporters, (5) which did not instill a general trust of AEthelred in either nobility or clergy.
1000-1100: Eadric Streona (died 1017), King Aethelred II's chief counsellor, betrayed his country by switching sides when the Danish king Cnut invaded England in 1015.
During the reign of AEthelred (978-1016), this audience would have experienced a renewed and more formidable threat from Danish armies that would lead to the eventual occupation of the throne by a Danish king, Cnut (1016-1066).
In 982 AD in the reign of King Aethelred II, German ships coming up the Thames to trade at London Bridge had to pay a special Christmas and Easter tax in black peppercorns.
his brother the Saxon King, AEthelred, led the Saxon forces against a
If I have read the tables right, George Washington, Winston Churchill and Princess Di can all trace their ancestry back to Saxon times and King Aethelred the Unready.
In the eighth century, Osred I (705/6-716) was murdered "south of the border"; Oswulf (758) was murdered by his household family; Aelfwold I (779-88) and AEthelred II (840/1-844) were likewise murdered.
Aethelred brings a number of preferences to the meeting, some of them implicit and unexamined, some pretty abstract or generic, and many of them competing.
Moore illustrates that a twelve-person jury might have been developing in Anglo-Saxon England prior to, and exclusive of, the Norman system, discussing several statutes of the Saxon Kings, including statutes of King Aethelred I (865-871) ("Twelve laymen shall administer the law); King Alfred the Great (871-899) ("If a royal thane be accused of homicide he shall purge himself with twelve royal thanes.
It seems that Byrhtferth of Ramsey, sometime pupil of Abbo of Fleury, was unique in the England of AEthelred the Unready, 'the one Anglo-Saxon scholar of his time who was in any sense au fait with the learning of contemporary continental schools', as witnessed by his use of the De computo of Hrabanus Maurus, whom he refers to by name in ii.