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Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

Ethelred the Unready

Posted by: Margaret Wood

European history is full of rulers whose names have included nicknames that designate some outstanding characteristic. For example, Richard I of England was known as Lionheart for his bravery in battle. Then there is Joan, Queen of Castile, also known as Joanna the Mad. She acquired this nickname after the death of her husband Philip …