Ethelred II Unready, King of the English Profile

    • Ethelred II Unready, King of the English
    • ID: I746
    The name Æthelred means 'noble council', but a cynical 13th century pun suggested his name should have been 'evil council' or 'unrede' because he said to have participated in a plot to murder his half brother St. Edward the Martyr. However, he was only about 10 years old at the time, and it is diffiuclt to imagine how a child could have been a participant in such a heinous crime. Regardless, Æthelred’s name "the Unrede" stuck. The name "the Unready" was coined centuries later and is mistaken.
    26 Total Ancestors
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  • Last Modified: May 11, 2013
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