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Aethelflaed: Lady of the Mercians Brilliant read A great woman sadly forgotten. Loved it. King Alfred s daughter, Aethelflaed, was married to Aethelred, Lord of the Mercians Together, they made a powerful partnership but after Aethelred died in 911, his widow could so easily have faded into the background Instead, she became one of the most powerful and influential rulers in Dark Age Britain.The Lady of the Mercians , as she preferred to be known, lived in a world of male dominated kingdoms She had been raised in a royal court, but now she had to command respect in her own right not just the respect of her own people, but the respect of potential opponents, who would soon learn that she had all her father s fire Aethelflaed was a supreme negotiator, a powerful and ruthless war leader, and a skilful peace maker She was a true heroine, whose independent spirit resonates in the modern age.This book, published 1,100 years after her death, is another masterpiece by historian Tim Clarkson Tim draws on a battery of medieval texts in order to bring this incredible woman to life in our imagination we travel with her to palaces and battlefields, we admire her courage, and eventually we appreciate her legacy In particular, I loved reading about the places she visited, the palaces where she lived, the cities and churches she founded many of them familiar to me, although I was unaware of the connection.Aethelflaed helped to shape our history, but her contribution is sometimes overlooked this fascinating book helps to redress the balance A fitting tribute to one inspiring and courageous woman. At the end of the ninth century AD, a large part of what is now England was controlled by the Vikings heathen warriors from Scandinavia who had been attacking the British Isles for than a hundred years Alfred the Great, king of Wessex, was determined to regain the conquered lands but his death inmeant that the task passed to his son Edward In the early s, Edward led a great fightback against the Viking armies He was assisted by the English rulers of Mercia Lord AEthelred and his wife AEthelflaed Edward s sister After her husband s death, AEthelflaed ruled Mercia on her own, leading the army to war and working with her brother to achieve their father s aims Known to history as the Lady of the Mercians, she earned a reputation as a competent general and was feared by her enemies She helped to save England from the Vikings and is one of the most famous women of the Dark Ages This book, publishedyears after her death, tells her remarkable story

  • Kindle Edition
  • Aethelflaed: Lady of the Mercians
  • Tim Clarkson
  • 06 July 2018
  • 1910900168

About the Author: Tim Clarkson

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