Synonyms for ethelred
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- 1. Ethelred, Ethelred II, Ethelred the Unready
- usage: 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)
- 2. Ethelred, Ethelred I
- usage: king of Wessex and Kent and elder brother of Alfred; Alfred joined Ethelred's battle against the invading Danes and succeeded him on his death (died in 871)