Athelred 'The Unready' was King of the English from 978 to 1016. The name
unready is probably a misinterpretation of the word 'un-raed' which means
'lack of council'.
It appears that Athelred was not able to make any decisions on his own and
relied on the Witan council heavily. Athelred married Aelfgifu first, and in
1002 married Emma, the daughter of Richard I, Duke of Normandy.
Between September of 1013 and February 1014, Swein Fork-Beard of Denmark is
acknowledged as King of all England. Athelred resumed the reign from March
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