(This is one of the four Story of the World Biographical Readers. It works well as a second-grade-level reader, alongside Volume 2 of The Story of the World. Why did one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England leave his throne when Sweyn Forkbeard and the Vikings invaded? In less than forty years, England changed hands forever. How did the life of the boy-king Ethelred change English history? Connie Clark's biography of the king who paved the way for the Viking invasion answers these questions, while Jed Mickle's ingenious and energetic illustrations give us a fresh look at Ethelred and the colorful men and women who surrounded him during his reign.
Who in the World Was the Unready King?
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