Tim Clarkson: Æthelflæd, the Lady of the Mercians


Sunday 11 June, 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Tim Clarkson MPhil PhD: Independent Researcher, Historian and Author.

Talk is between 45 to 60 minutes, followed by a Q&A and book signing where available. Please note finish times are approximate.

Æthelflæd ruled part of the old kingdom of Mercia in what is now the English midlands. She was born c.869 and died in 918. Like her father, King Alfred of Wessex, she successfully defended her lands against the Viking armies who had occupied eastern England. Yet, although she became one of the most important figures in early English history, her story is rarely told. In this talk, Tim Clarkson discusses her life and achievements, drawing on research he undertook for a biography published in 2018, the 1100th anniversary of her death.

Tim Clarkson is an independent researcher and historian who writes about the early medieval period. He has an MPhil in archaeology and a PhD in medieval history, both from the University of Manchester. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and is the author of several books on the Viking Age, the most recent dealing with the Isle of Man.

Book Titles
• Aethelflaed, The lady of the Mercian
• The Picts – A History
• Strathclyde and the Anglo-Saxons in the Viking Age
• The Makers of Scotland – Picts, Romans, Gaels and Vikings
• Scotland’s Merlin – A Medieval legend and its Dark Age Origins
• The Men of the North – The Britons of Southern Scotland

Important Information
This event is being held in The Townshend Room in Tamworth Castle.
Tickets must be pre-booked.
Ticket includes general admission to the Castle.
Books will be available to purchase for the author to sign.
This event is part of Aethelfest 2023.

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Sunday 11 Jun 2023
The Townshend Room, Tamworth Castle. United Kingdom