Who's Who in the Viking Age
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Æthelred the Unready

LifeÆthelred II, Ethelred (c. 966 – 1016).
King of England (978 – 1013, 1014-1016).
FamilyHouse of Wessex.
Father is Edward the Peaceable.
Mother is Ælfthryth.
Married to (1) Ælfgifu of York (?) (2) Emma of Normandy (1002).
Children: Ælfgifu: Æthelstan, Ecgberht, Edmund Ironside, Eadred, Eadwig, Eadgyth. Emma: Eadgar, Ælfgifu, Wulfhild, daughter, Edward the Confessor, Alfred Ætheling, Godifu.
EventsBattle of Maldon (991).
II Æthelred (991). Treaty with Olaf Tryggvason.
St Brice’s Day Massacre (1002).
Exile to Francia (1013).
Return for second part of reign (1014).
Sources: Britannica, BL.

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