Monthly Archives: April 2016

Æthelflæd 1100

2018 marks the 1100th anniversary of the death at Tamworth of Æthelflæd ‘ruler of the Mercians’. The first-born child of King Alfred, Æthelflæd is a rare example of female rulership in English history, all the rarer in her case since … Continue reading

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Higden Society at Keele

Professor Graeme White of the University of Chester spoke on Cheshire’s own version of Magna Carta issued by its Earl in 1215  at the April 2016 meeting of the Ranulf Higden Society at Keele.  Professor White spoke a good deal … Continue reading

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