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Aethelred II, 978-1016



The king: He was son of Edgar (king) and Elfrida. He came to the throne on the death of his half brother. He had an interrupted reign, abdicating in favor of Sweyn in 1013 and coming to the throne again after Sweyn's death just a year later. By his first marriage to Elgiva he might have had as many as 13 children, although there is uncertainty. By his second marriage to Emma, daughter of the Duke of Normandy, he had three children, one of whom, Edward the Confessor, ultimately succeeded him. He was known as the 'unraed' or 'unrede.' which means 'without counsel.'


Seaby Aethelred II, 978-1016 Grading Price Pic.
1146 Penny N.D. Second Hand type, with sceptre. Small flan crack vf+ 320,00
1154 Penny N.D., London. Last small cross type. 1.01 gram xf- 390,00