september, 2021

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmMichael Wood - OnlineUncovering Aethelflaed: Lady Of The Mercians(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

Time

September 25 (Saturday) 9:00 am - January 31 (Monday) 9:00 pm

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Virtual Event

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Warrior Queen Æthelflæd, buried in Gloucester in 918, is one of the most remarkable women in medieval Britain, but the fragmentary records of her career are a striking example of the erasure of women’s history. Eldest child of Alfred the Great, she governed the ancient kingdom of the Mercians for 32 years, the last eight as sole ruler. She founded cities, built fortresses and even led her troops into battle against the Danes, playing a crucial role in the creation of the kingdom of the English that emerged in the 920s under her foster son Athelstan. In this riveting illustrated talk, historian and broadcaster Michael Wood shares his latest new discoveries about the life, times and legacy of the Lady of the Mercians

This is a pre-recorded event which will be available from 9am on 25 September to 9pm on 31 January 2022.

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In this riveting illustrated talk, historian and broadcaster Michael Wood shares his latest new discoveries about the life, times and legacy of the Lady of the Mercians.

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