Aethelred II "The Redeless" King of England
Born: Abt 968
Married Abt 985, Wessex, England, to Aelfgifu (Aelflaed) Queen of England
Died: 23 Apr 1016, London, England
Ethelred II., the Unready was born in 968, a boy of ten when he became king in 978. He died April 23, 1016 in London, reigning for thirty-eight years from 979 to 1016. He was the last of the Boy Kings. The epitaph "The Unready" which is usually assigned to him is a misrepresentation of a word which properly means the Rede-less, the man without counsel. He was entirely without the qualities which befit a king.
Athelred II, "The Unready", King of England|