Definition of Ethelred the unready
1. Noun. King of the English who succeeded to the throne after his half-brother Edward the Martyr was murdered; he struggled unsuccessfully against the invading Danes (969-1016).
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Literary usage of Ethelred the unready
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"His neighbour monarch in death is Ethelred the Unready, son of Edgar and the infamous Elfrida, Edgar's second wife, who prepared the way for her son to the ..."
2. The History of the Anglo-Saxons from the Earliest Period to the Norman Conquest by Sharon Turner (1841)
"THE HISTORY OF THE ANGLO-SAXONS. CONTINUATION OF BOOK VI. CHAPTER IX. Ethelred the Unready. ... Ethelred the Unready ..."