Æthelflæd & the Vikings

2018 marks the 1100th anniversary of the death of Æthelflæd the last Queen of the Mercians. 

On 12th June 918 Æthelflæd, the ‘Lady of the Mercians’ took her last breath at Tamworth, the capital of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, before being finally laid to rest in St Oswald’s Priory at Gloucester, alongside her husband Aethelred, Lord of the Mercians.
Æthelflæd 1100 Celebrations

The Uncrowned Queen
The Uncrowned Queen: A Bibliography
Founder, Fighter, Saxon Queen - Margaret C Jones
Æthelflæd - Tim Clarkson
The Warrior Queen: The Life and Legend of Aethelflaed - Joanna Arman
Mercia: The Rise and Fall of a Kingdom - Annie Whitehead


July 2013: Celebrating 1100 Years of Stafford

"913. Here God helping, Æthelflæd, Lady of Mercians, went with all the Mercians to Tamworth and then built the stronghold there early in the summer, and afterwards, before Lammas, that at Stafford.” (ASC)

Where the Rivers Meet - Catholme, Staffordshire
Warriors, Warlords and Saints: The Anglo Saxon Kingdom of Mercia - John Hunt

Local News:
Shepherd's Monument Solved - Again!
Shepherd's Monument Shugborough
Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
Barlaston Hoard Declared as Treasure
The Staffordshire Hoard comes to Stafford July - September 2016
The Staffordshire Saxon Statue

Old Oswestry Hillfort under threat
Saxon period butter churn lid found near Stafford
The Mysterious Disappearance of the 9th Legion: A SAMSAS lecture by Dr Richard Fear 17/04/15

Local Groups:
Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society 
Stafford and Mid Staffs Archaeological Society 
Staffordshire Heritage Group  
Friends of Letocetum - Wall Roman site

Clas Merdin: Tales from the Enchanted Island
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