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Æthelflæd and Æthelstan

Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians (d. 913), daughter of Alfred the Great, ruled Mercia from 911-918 (Wikipedia).
and her nephew Æthelstan (c. 893/5 - 939), King of the Anglo-Saxons from 924 to 927 and King of the English from 927 to 939 (Wikipedia).
Edward George Bramwell
1913

Tamworth /  Æthelflæd and Æthelstan   Tamworth /  Æthelflæd and Æthelstan

Description

Statue of Ethelfreda in Anglo-Saxon dress, she holds an unsheathed sword in her right hand, her left hand is resting around the shoulders of her nephew Athelstan (later King) on whom she gazes with obvious affection. He looks up at her, protected within the folds of her cloak. The statue stands on a 3 m high column.

Inscription(s)

A
913
To Commemorate
the building of
the Castle Mound
by Aethelfleda
the Lady of the Mercians
D
1913
anniversary of
the re-fortification
of the Burh of
Tamworth, ancient
Capital of Mercia
A D
2013

Signature

ewd.g. bramwell Sc. | 1913.

Tamworth - Æthelflæd and Æthelstan

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 52°37'56" W 1°41'50"

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