Places connected with Aethelflaed

Below is a list of places that had some significance during Aethelflaeds life and places on which she had influence with links to references highlighted in blue.

Gloucester

Capital City of Mercia and Aethelflaed and Aethelred, the city was rebuilt from the Roman ruins to a plan devised and implemented by Aethelflaed.  Buildings founded by her include St Peters Priory, now the site of Gloucester Cathedral and St. Oswalds Priory, the burial place for Aethelflaed and Ethelred. 

Winchester

Home to the young Aethelflaed for some of her teenage years, and capital of King Alfred the Great’s Kingdom of Wessex

Tettenhall

The battle of Tettenhall is claimed by at least one source to have been directed and won by Aethelflaed

Upon succeeding her husband Aethelflaed began to plan and build a series of fortresses in English Mercia, ten of which can be identified:

Bridgnorth (912);

Tamworth (913);

Stafford (913);

Eddisbury (914);

Warwick(914);With Danish invaders threatening, Ethelfleda, daughter of Alfred the Great, orders the building of a ‘burh’ or an earthen rampart to protect the small hill top settlement of Warwick.

Chirbury (915);

Runcorn (915).

Three other fortresses, at Bremesburh ( probably Bromsgrove or possibly Bromyard), Scergeat and Weardbyrig (Wednesford?), have yet to be located.