Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians, 918-2018

Historian article

Michael Wood, last updated: 23rd November 2018

Many fascinating individuals appear in the British Library’s Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition – Bede, Alfred, Canute, Emma, William the Conqueror – but one deserves to be much better known, especially in this her anniversary year: one of the most important women in British history, hers is a classic case of the erasure of women’s history… Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians.

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