Æthelflæd: iron lady of Mercia

Alex Burghart pays tribute to Æthelflæd, a remarkable woman who turned a cornered Anglo-Saxon kingdom into a powerhouse that defeated the Welsh and the Vikings

A statue of Æthelflæd which stands in the grounds of Tamworth Castle in Staffordshire. (Photo by Chris Gibson/Alamy Stock Photo)

This article was first published in the August 2011 issue of BBC History Magazine

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