Ethelred II or Aeth·el·red II [eth-uh l-red] noun
- Ethelred the Unready, a.d. 968?–1016, king of England 978–1013, 1014–1016.
British Dictionary definitions for ethelred ii Ethelred II thelred II noun
- known as Ethelred the Unready. ?968–1016 ad, king of England (978–1016). He was temporarily deposed by the Danish king Sweyn (1013) but was recalled on Sweyn’s death (1014)