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Meaning & History

Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and ræd "counsel". This was the name of two Saxon kings of England including Æðelræd II "the Unready" whose realm was overrun by the Danes in the early 11th century. The name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.
Other Languages & CulturesEthelred(English)
Same SpellingÆþelræd

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Depiction of Æthelred the Unready fom the 13th centuryDepiction of Æthelred the Unready fom the 13th century

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Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from http://www.pase.ac.uk/jsp/index.jsp.
  2. Searle, William George. Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum. Cambridge, 1897, page 46.
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