A Woman to Know: Æthelflæd

The dread of enemies, a woman of enlarged soul. — William of Malmesbury

(image via Wikimedia Commons)

The Lady of the Mercians, and an enemy of the Vikings and a beloved ruler whose conquests shaped medieval Europe. When she claimed the throne in 911, today's historians describe it as a "one of the most unique events in early medieval history."

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