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Ethelred personally cannot be blamed responsible for the vain kingdom, he was courageous in a way, and he suffered clever opponents, hatred of his people, self-centered tycoons and poor councellors. These all were responsible in making his fate unkind on him, and today people judge him as a foolish king, who did nothing but surrender.
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