May the best nickname win
Posted: October 30, 2012 at 4:12 a.m.
Ethelred the Unready was crowned King of England in A.D. 978 at the age of 9 or thereabouts, after the murder of his half brother Edward. Contrary to Mel Brooks’ declaration in The History of the World, Part 1, for Ethelred, it was not “good to be king” —because the word was out that he was Unready.
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Editorial, Pages 14 on 10/30/2012