Æthelflæd’s Statue Set for Rededication and New Inscription

Ethelfleda statue Tamworth Castle GroundsÆthelflæd, the Lady of the Mercians, is set to be honoured in a special ceremony in Tamworth Castle Grounds on Sunday, September 15th.

It is 1100 years since the Lady of the Mercians built a fortified settlement or burh in Tamworth. These defences stopped the Vikings from conquering Mercia and imposing Danelaw in 913. The ceremony, which will see her statue rededicated and a new inscription added, will start at 12.45pm with Saxon re-enactors carrying out a ritual march to honour the Lady of the Mercians.

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