How to use Thelred in a sentence
In 868 the Mercian king appealed to Ãƒâ€ thelred and Alfred for assistance against the Danes, who were in possession of Nottingham.
It was probably about this time that Ãƒâ€ thelred fell ill, and the Norwegians and Danes from Ireland unsuccessfully besieged Chester.
In 911 Ãƒâ€ thelred died and Edward took over Middlesex and Oxfordshire.
In 1001 Ãƒâ€ thelred gave this monastery and the town of Bradford to the nunnery of Shaftesbury, in order that the nuns might have a safe refuge against the insults of the Danes.
In the reign of Ãƒâ€ thelred II., called the Unready (but more correctly the Redeless), the Danes were more successful in their operations against London, but the inhabitants resisted stoutly.Advertisement
Three years after this, Ãƒâ€ thelred died in London, and such of the witan as were there and the townsmen chose Edmund Ironside for king, although the witan outside London had elected Canute.
About 885 IEthelfla d, lady of the Mercians, with the consent of Ãƒâ€ thelred her husband, gave Hadleigh to Christ Church, Canterbury.
From 983 to 1018 C, D and E are practically identical, and give a connected history of the Danish struggles under Ãƒâ€ thelred II.
But with the accession of the third brother Ãƒâ€ thelred (866) the public life of Alfred begins, and he enters on his great work of delivering England from the Danes.
In 868 Alfred married Ealhswith, daughter of Ãƒâ€ thelred Mucill, who is called ealdorman of the Gaini, an unidentified district.Advertisement
Such men were Egil, the foe of Eirik Bloodaxe and the friend of lEthelstan; Kormak, the hot-headed champion; Eyvind, King Haakon's poet, called Skaldaspillir, because he copied in his dirge over that king the older and finer Eiriksmal; Gunnlaug, who sang at Ãƒâ€ thelred's court, and fell at the hands of a brother bard, Hrafn; Hallfred, Olaf Tryggvason's poet, who lies in Iona by the side of Macbeth; Sighvat, Saint Olaf's henchman, most prolific of all his comrades; Thormod, Coalbrow's poet, who died singing after Sticklestad battle; Ref, Ottar the Black, Arnor the earls' poet, and, of those whose poetry was almost confined to Iceland, Gretti, Biorn the Hitdale champion, and the two model Icelandic masters, Einar Skulason and Markus the Lawman, both of the 12th century.
During the invasion of 893-97 English Mercia was again repeatedly ravaged by the Danes; but in the last of these years, by the united efforts of Alfred and Ãƒâ€ thelred, they were at length expelled.