|Ethelred the Unready|
|King of England (more...)|
|Reign||18 March, 978 – 23 April 1016|
|Predecessor||Edward the Martyr (978)
Edmund Ironside (1016)
Eadgar Aetheling the Elder
Edward the Confessor
|Died||23 April 1016
|Burial||Old Saint Paul's Cathedral|
Ethelred II (c. 968 – April 23 1016) was also known as Ethelred the Unready. He was King of England twice. The first time was from 978 to 1013, and the second time was 1014 to 1016. He was the son of Edgar, and Aelfthryth. For most of his reign he had to fight off Viking invaders.
The word unready in his name means "badly advised". When he asked for ideas about how to do things he was told the wrong thing. As he was only ten, he did not know what the best way of doing things was.
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