Founder, Fighter, Saxon Queen


Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians

By: Margaret C Jones
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9781526733962
Published: 3rd August 2018
RRP / Print Price: £19.99

Current purchase price:
£15.99

Founder, Fighter, Saxon Queen

Alfred the Great’s daughter defied all expectations of a well-bred Saxon princess. The first Saxon woman ever to rule a kingdom, Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians, led her army in battle against Viking invaders. She further broke with convention by arranging for her daughter to succeed her on the throne of Mercia.

To protect her people and enable her kingdom in the Midlands to prosper, Aethelflaed rebuilt Chester and Gloucester, and built seven entirely new English towns. In so doing she helped shape our world today.

This book brings Aethelflaed’s world to life, from her childhood in time of war to her remarkable work as ruler of Mercia. The final chapter traces her legend, from medieval paintings to novels and contemporary art, illustrating the impact of a legacy that continues to be felt to this day.

 




Some books that may interest you

German Battleship Helgoland
German Battleship Helgoland
By: Aidan Dodson

Glasgow Museums: The Ship Models
Glasgow Museums: The Ship Models
By: Emily Malcolm

Kitchener's Men
Kitchener's Men
By: John Hutton

Roosevelt's and Churchill's Atlantic Charter
Roosevelt's and Churchill's Atlantic Charter
By: Richard Evans, Michael Kluger

The Nuremberg Raid
The Nuremberg Raid
By: Martin Middlebrook

British Cruiser Warfare
British Cruiser Warfare
By: Alan Raven

Morpeth in the Great War
Morpeth in the Great War
By: Craig Armstrong

Wellington in the Peninsula
Wellington in the Peninsula
By: Jac Weller

Hitler Triumphant
Hitler Triumphant
By: Peter Tsouras



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.