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The warrior queen: the life and legend of Æthelflæd, Daughter of Alfred the Great

The warrior queen: the life and legend of Æthelflæd, Daughter of Alfred the Great

Arman, Joanna, author

Æthelflæd, eldest daughter of Alfred the Great, has gone down in history as an enigmatic and almost legendary figure. To the popular imagination, she is the archetypal warrior queen, a medieval Boudicca, renowned for her heroic struggle against the Danes and her independent rule of the Saxon Kingdom of Mercia. In fiction, however, she has also been cast as the mistreated wife who seeks a Viking lover, and struggles to be accepted as a female ruler in a patriarchal society. The sources from her own time, and later, reveal a more complex, nuanced, and fascinating image of the 'Lady of the Mercians'. A skilled diplomat who forged alliances with neighbouring territories, she was a shrewd and even ruthless leader willing to resort to deception and force to maintain her power

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Stroud, Gloucestershire: Amberley, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Joanna Arman
ISBN: 1445662043, 9781445662046
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Includes QR code.
Physical Description: 285 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 25 cm
Subject: Biography.; Ethelfled, -918.; Great Britain History Alfred, 871-899.; England Kings and rulers Biography.; Queens England Biography.