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ethelred meaning and definition

ETHELRED noun

Definition of Ethelred (noun)

  1. 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. 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)
Source: Princeton University Wordnet