Why Was Aethelraed Unraed Nicknamed the ‘Unready’?

Saturday 1 June 2019, 10.00AM to 4.00pm

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Aethelraed Unraed lost the kingdom of England not just once, but twice, to the Danish invaders Swein and Cnut. In fact he died in London on 23 April 1016 whilst Cnut was conquering most of the rest of England. Aethelraed’s family fled and England was ruled by Danish kings for 26 years. This course will examine the reign of Aethelraed and the sequence of events that led to the Danish invasion of England. Was Aethelraed ill-advised, unready or simply unlucky? It is anticipated that this course will be held at the King’s Manor.

Gillian Waters BA MA PGDip PGCE

  • Term: Summer
  • Day: Saturday
  • Start Date: 01 June 2019
  • Time: 10am-4pm
  • No. of weeks: 1
  • Course fee: £38.00

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