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Aethelred the Unready

How did Aethelred II get the descriptive name "The Unready"?

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Throughout history, various Kings and Queens have been given descriptive names to glorify their reigns. Examples of this include Alfred the Great, Catherine the Great, Richard the Lionheart, Edward the Confessor and Aethelred the Unready. Generally these ...