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Aethelflaed, daughter of King Alfred of Wessex, died at Tamworth in Mercia in 918 as sole ruler of the Mercian kingdom. One of the first known female rulers in England’s history, she led her people in war against Viking invaders, re-founding Chester and a network of other fortified towns in the west. Dr Morn Capper examines how this female war-leader shaped the resurgence of the Mercian people and how her eye for economics and diplomacy moulded the future kingdom of England.
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