Æthelflæd: The woman who crushed the Vikings

Janina Ramirez reveals how Æthelflæd – wife, mother, diplomat and, above all, warrior-queen – left an indelible mark on Anglo-Saxon England in the 10th century

A statue of Æthelflæd – erected in Tamworth to mark the 1,000th anniversary of her fortifying the town. (Photo by Chris Gibson/Alamy Stock Photo

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