King Æthelred II of England, "the Unready"

King Æthelred II of England, "the Unready"

Male 968 - 1016  (48 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Æthelred II of England 
    Prefix King 
    Suffix "the Unready" 
    Born 968 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Apr 1016  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6490  Geneagraphie | Voorouders HW
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father King Edgar of England, "the Peaceable",   b. 942,   d. 8 Jul 975, Wessex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Mother Ælfthryth of Wessex,   b. 945,   d. 1000, Wherwell Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 965 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Family ID F2919  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Emma de Normandie,   b. 986,   d. 6 Mar 1052, Winchester Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 1002 
    Children 
     1. King Edward "the Confessor" of England,   b. 1005,   d. 5 Jan 1066  (Age 61 years)
     2. Princess Goda of England,   b. Abt 1004, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1049, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     3. Godgifu of Wessex,   d. Abt 1049
     4. Edred (Ingelric) of England,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Princess Adgina of England,   b. Abt 1016,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F2914  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elfreda,   b. 968,   d. 1002  (Age 34 years) 
    Children 
     1. King Edmund "Ironside" of England,   b. 989, Wessex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1016, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     2. Elgiva (Algifu) of England,   b. 989,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elfgifu of England,   b. 997,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ingelric of England,   b. 1006, St. Martin`s le Grand, London, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F2916  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Apr 1016 - London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Succeeded to the throne after the murder of his half-brother, Edward II, the Martyr, at the age of ten. His reign was plagued by poor advice from his personal favorites and suspicions of his complicity in Edward's murder. His was a rather long and ineffective reign which was notable for little other than the payment of the Danegeld, an attempt to buy off the Viking invaders with money. The relentless invasions by the Danish Vikings, coupled with their ever-escalating demands for more money, forced him to abandon his throne in 1013. He fled to Normandy for safety, but was later recalled to his old throne at the death of Svein Forkbeard in 1014. He died in London in 1016.


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