||AEthelred (Wessex) of England was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.|
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m.1 (980/5) Aelfgiva UNKNOWN. Issue: 6 possible.
m.2 or mistress: UNKNOWN.
m.2 or m.3: Emma de Normandy ("Ælfgifu regina")
Children of 1st or 2nd spouse:
Children of 2nd or 3rd spouse
Todd A. Farmerie, in response to a query regarding Ingelric's relationship to Aethelred and Emma on SGM (soc.genealogy.medieval), responded, Complete fantasy. AEthelred and Emma had just three known children - AElfred, Eadweard, and Godgifu. Further every single one of AEthelred's children were named for prior kings of Wessex/England. AEthelred had no such son. In fact, I would be surprised if there ever was any Ingelric the Saxon. This man is completely invented, as is his supposed daughter Maud/Ingelrica. 
Edward the Martyr
|King of England
18 March 978 – 1013
In 978, Athelred II the Unready (Roed-less), was only ten when he ascended the English throne. Vikings plundered the country, exacting tribute in exchange for peace throughout his reign. Athelred was even driven into exile by Sweyn, but returned upon the Danish king's death.
|King of England
1014 – 23 April 1016
Edmund II "Ironside"
After a rocky and "ill-advised" 38 year reign, the boy king died in London. Remembered for being "ill-advised," his nickname was a play on his own name: athel (noble) and ræd(counsel). Hence, roede-less mocked his lack of counsel.
Although the name was in common usage, contemporaries might well have been more than usually conscious of its literal significance when applied to a king. Æthelred's record was such that already in the twelfth century (if not before) his name was associated by wits and critics with the noun un-ræd, denoting an ill-advised course of action and implying criticism of his conduct of the warfare against the Danes. The noun unræd was later transformed into the adjective unredi, with a very different kind of pejorative import, and it was as the outcome of this process that the king came to be known to posterity as Æthelred 'the Unready'.
Æthelred's posthumous reputation rendered him synonymous with bad rulership; yet while there is no mistaking the defeat of the English, a different impression of the king emerges when the attempt is made to understand the course of the viking invasions in relation to all other aspects of his long and complex reign.
|c.968:||Athelred is born.|
|18 Mar 978:||King of the English.|
|04 Apr 978:||Crowned: Kingston-upon-Thames.|
|c.985:||m. Elgiva dau. Thorad, ealdorman of Northumbria.|
|Late 900s:||Danish attacks resume on Athelred II's watch.|
|05 Apr 1002:||m. Emma of Normandy dau. Richard, duke of Normandy.|
|13 Nov 1002:||St. Brice's Massacre Day|
|Dec 1013:||Deposed. Flees to Normandy.|
|03 Feb 1014:||Restored after Sweyn's death.|
|23 Apr 1016:||Dies in London.|
bur. Old St. Paul's Cathedral
Succeeded by Edmund II Ironside.
Canute becomes king of England.
|1666:||Tomb destroyed in fire.|
Ashley, Mike (2008). A Brief History of British Kings and Queens. (pp. 35-38). Philadelphia, PA: Running Press Book Publishers. Print.
Florentii Wigornensis Monachi Chronicon, Vol. I
Genealogia regum West-Saxonum
Keynes, S. (2012). The burial of Aethelred the Unready at St. Paul's, (pp.129). David Roffe, ed. The English and their Legacy, 900-1200: Essays in Honour of Ann Williams. Boydell Press. www.elib.com Web. Accessed 05 Mar 2014.
Anglo Saxon Dooms: laws of King Edgar, National Biography entry, Oxford Dictionary, ancestry.com
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On 4 Dec 2011 Roger Wehr wrote:
Born: c.968 Parents: Edgar and Elfrida Relation to Elizabeth II: 28th great-grandfather House of: Wessex Ascended to the throne: March 18, 978 Crowned: April, 978 at Kingston-upon-Thames, aged c.10 Married: (1) Elfleda, (2) Emma Children: 9 sons including Edmund and Edward, and 4 daughters Died: April 23, 1016 at London Buried at: St Paul's Reigned for: 38 years, 1 month, and 5 days Succeeded by: his son Edmund
King of England from 978, following the murder of his half-brother, Edward the Martyr. He was son of King Edgar. Aethelred tried to buy off the Danish raiders by paying Danegeld. In 1002 he ordered the massacre of the Danish settlers, provoking an invasion by Sweyn I of Denmark.In 1013 King Sweyn Forkbeard of Denmark landed in England and was proclaimed king. Aethelred II the Unready fled to Normandy but was recalled in 1014 on the death of Sweyn. War with Sweyn's son, Canute, occupied the rest of Aethelred's reign. His nickname is a corruption of the Old English 'unreed', meaning badly counselled or poorly advised.
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