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2651 Ælfthryth Princess of Wessex was also known as Ælftrud Ælfthryth Princess of Wessex (I9535)
 
2652 Æthelred II 'the Unready' King of England succeeded to the title of King Æthelred II of England on 18 March 978.
He was crowned King of England on 4 April 978 at Kingston-upon-Thames London England.
He abdicated as King of England in 1013.
He succeeded to the title of King Æthelred II of England on 3 February 1014.
Ethelred was the son of King Edgar and began to reign when only 11 years old. He was a weakling totally unable to withstand the Danish onslaught that re-started on his accession. He continually attempted to buy off the Danes - Danegeld - as when he lost the Battle of Maldon in 991. In a state of near panic he ordered the slaughter of all Danes whether peaceful settlers or not and this foul deed was put in hand on St. Brices Day 13 Nov 1002. Among the victims was the sister of Sweyn King of Denmark. The Norsemen were furious and ravaged the country from Cornwall to Kent and from South Wales to East Anglia. By 1013 Sweyn who was accompanied by his son Canute was proclaimed King but he died soon afterwards. Ethelred fled to Normandy when Sweyn's rule prevailed and then on Sweyn's death he returned but the English lords placed severe restrictions on him. The Danes led by Canute returned in 1015 and landing at Poole they crossed the Thames at Cricklade. 
Æthelred II 'the Unready' King of England (I7470)
 
2653 Æðelbeorht I King of Kent succeeded to the title of King Æðelbeorht I of Kent in 560. Æðelbeorht I King of Kent (I10918)
 
2654 Æðelbeorht II King of Kent succeeded to the title of King Æðelbeorht II of Kent in 725. Æðelbeorht II King of Kent (I10899)
 
2655 Æðelwulf King of Wessex gained the title of Subregulus of Kent Essex Sussex and Surrey between 825 and 828.
He succeeded to the title of King Æðelwulf of Wessex on 4 February 839.
He was crowned King of Wessex in 839 at Kingston-upon-Thames London England.
He abdicated as King of Wessex between 855 and 856.
Ethelwulf was the son of King Egbert and had previously ruled Kent and adjoining minor kingdoms. He continued wars against the Danes and had a victory at the mouth of the Parret in Somerset in 845 and again in 851 when he beat a force of 350 ships' companies who attacked Canterbury. Ethelwulf helped the Mercians against the Welsh and then married the Mercian king's daughter. He was a religious man and in 855 undertook a pilgrimage to Rome leaving the country in charge of Ethelbald his eldest son. On his return to avoid civil war he allowed Ethelbald to retain Wessex while he ruled Kent and other parts of south eastern England. 
Æðelwulf King of Wessex (I9615)
 
2656 ‘Black Jaundice’ or Wiels Disease Campbell, Archibald 1st Duke of Argyll (I13466)
 
2657 ‘put to death’ de Courtenay, Pierre Emperor of Constantinople (I12442)
 

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