Biography of Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016

959 Death of King Eadwig

975 Death of King Edgar Peaceful

978 Murder of King Edward Martyr

1002 St. Brice's Day Massacre

1016 Death of King Æthelred "Unready"

1017 Marriage of Canute and Emma of Normandy

Death of King Eadwig

On 01 Oct 959 Eadwig "All Fair" I King England -959 died. He was buried at Winchester. His brother [his father] Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (16) succeeded I King England.

Around 962 [his father] Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (19) and [his mother] Aelfthryth Queen Consort England 945-1000 (17) were married. She (17) by marriage Queen Consort England.

Around 966 Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 was born to [his father] Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (23) and [his mother] Aelfthryth Queen Consort England 945-1000 (21).

Death of King Edgar Peaceful

On 08 Jul 975 [his father] Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (32) died at Winchester. He was buried in Glastonbury Abbey. His son [his illegitimate half-brother] Edward "Martyr" I King England 962-978 (13) succeeded I King England.

Murder of King Edward Martyr

On 18 Mar 978 [his illegitimate half-brother] Edward "Martyr" I King England 962-978 (16) was murdered at Corfe Castle when visiting Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 (12) and his mother [his mother] Aelfthryth Queen Consort England 945-1000 (33). He was buried in Wareham without ceremony. His brother Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 (12) succeeded  II King England.

Around 985 Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 (19) and Aelfgifu Northumbria Queen Consort England were married. She  by marriage Queen Consort England.

Around 989 [his future brother-in-law] Robert Normandy Archbishop Rouen 988-1037 was created 1st Count Évreux.

Around 990 [his son] Edmund "Ironside" I King England 1015-1016 was born to Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 (24) and Aelfgifu Northumbria Queen Consort England.

On 20 Nov 996 Richard "Fearless" Normandy I Duke Normandy 932-996 (64) died. His son [his future brother-in-law] Richard "Good" Normandy II Duke Normandy 963-1026 (33) succeeded II Duke Normandy.

Before 997 Geoffrey Penthièvre I Duke Brittany 980-1008 and [his future sister-in-law] Hawise Normandy Count Rennes -1034 were married. She  by marriage Countess Rennes.

In 1000 [his future brother-in-law] Richard "Good" Normandy II Duke Normandy 963-1026 (36) and Judith Penthièvre Duchess Normandy 982-1017 (18) were married. She (18) by marriage Duchess Normandy.

In 1000 or 1001[his mother] Aelfthryth Queen Consort England 945-1000 (56) died.

In 1002 Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 (36) and Emma Normandy Queen Consort England 985-1052 (17) were married. She (17) by marriage Queen Consort England.

St. Brice's Day Massacre

On 13 Nov 1002 Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 (36) ordered the St Brice's Day Massacre. Its isn't clear how many died.

Around 1003 [his son] Edward "Confessor" King England 1003-1066 was born to Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 (37) and [his wife] Emma Normandy Queen Consort England 985-1052 (18) at Islip.

Around 1004 Odo Blois II Count Blois 983-1037 (21) and [his sister-in-law] Maud Normandy Count Blois -1006 were married. She  by marriage Countess Blois.

In 1004 [his daughter] Goda Wessex Count Boulogne 1004-1047 was born to Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 (38) and [his wife] Emma Normandy Queen Consort England 985-1052 (19).

Before 1005 [his son] Ecgberht "Ætheling" Wessex 1004-1005 was born to Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 and Aelfgifu Northumbria Queen Consort England.

Around 1005 [his son] Aelfred "Ætheling" Wessex 1005-1036 was born to Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 (39) and [his wife] Emma Normandy Queen Consort England 985-1052 (20).

In 1006 Eadric "Streona aka Acquisitive" Mercia -1017 instigated the killing of Aelfhelm Northumbria -1006 on behalf of Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 (40).

In 1006 [his sister-in-law] Maud Normandy Count Blois -1006 died.

In 1013 Aelfstan aka Lyfing Unknown Archbishop of Canterbury -1020 was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury by Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 (47).

In 1015 [his illegitimate brother-in-law] Geoffrey Normandy 1st Count Eu 962-1015 (53) died. His son Gilbert Clare 2nd Count Eu 1000-1040 (15) succeeded 2nd Count Eu.

Before 1016 [his son] Edmund "Ironside" I King England 1015-1016 (26) and Ealdgyth Unknown were married.

Death of King Æthelred "Unready"

On 23 Apr 1016 Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 (50) died. His son Edmund "Ironside" I King England 1015-1016 (26) succeeded I King England although tthe Witan meeting at Southampton chose Canute aka Cnut King England 995-1035 (21).

Marriage of Canute and Emma of Normandy

Around Aug 1017 Canute aka Cnut King England 995-1035 (22) and [his wife] Emma Normandy Queen Consort England 985-1052 (32) were married.

On 06 Mar 1052 [his wife] Emma Normandy Queen Consort England 985-1052 (67) died.

[his son] Edgar "Ætheling" Wessex -1008 was born to Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 and Aelfgifu Northumbria Queen Consort England. His sobriquet Ætheling means Prince.

William Normandy 1st Count Eu 978-1057 and Lesceline Turquetil Count Eu were married. She  by marriage Countess Eu.

[his daughter] Unamed Wessex Abbess Wherwell was born to Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 and Aelfgifu Northumbria Queen Consort England.

[his daughter] Aelfgifu Wessex was born to Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 and Aelfgifu Northumbria Queen Consort England.

Eustace Flanders II Count Boulogne 1015-1087 and [his daughter] Goda Wessex Count Boulogne 1004-1047 were married. She  by marriage Countess Boulogne.

[his son] Eadred "Ætheling" Wessex -1012 was born to Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 and Aelfgifu Northumbria Queen Consort England is sobriquet Ætheling means Prince.

Æthelwald Ealdorman of East Anglia -962 and [his mother] Aelfthryth Queen Consort England 945-1000 were married.

[his son] Æthelstan "Ætheling" Wessex -1014 was born to Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 and Aelfgifu Northumbria Queen Consort England.

[his daughter] Eadgyth or Edith Wessex was born to Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 and Aelfgifu Northumbria Queen Consort England.

Richard "Good" Normandy II Duke Normandy 963-1026 and Poppa Envermeu Unknown Duchess Normandy were married. She  by marriage Duchess Normandy.

Robert Normandy Archbishop Rouen 988-1037 and Herleva Unknown Count Évreux were married. She  by marriage Countess Évreux.

[his daughter] Wulfhilda Wessex was born to Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 and Aelfgifu Northumbria Queen Consort England.

Geoffrey Normandy 1st Count Eu 962-1015 was created 1st Count Eu.

William Normandy 1st Count Eu 978-1057 was created 1st Count Eu.

[his son] Eadwig "Ætheling" Wessex -1017 was born to Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 and Aelfgifu Northumbria Queen Consort England. His sobriquet Ætheling means Prince.