Aethelflaed
(d.918)

Died aged unknown

Family tree

Commemorated on 3 plaques

Photo of Warwick and Aethelflaed bronze plaque
Elliott Brown on Flickr
Photo of Aethelflaed and Castlerock Shipyard blue plaque
Stuart Allen on Wikimedia Commons
Photo of Aethelflaed white plaque
Elliott Brown on Flickr

Warwick 1100 Years 914 2014 Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians and daughter of King Alfred the Great, founded a fortress at 'Waeringwicum' in AD 914 which grew into the town of Warwick. Her conquest of the Viking 'Danelaw' secured the creation of the Kingdom of England

Castle Street, Warwick, United Kingdom where she founded a fortress at 'Waeringwicum' (914)

Castlerock Shipyard. Named after the 'castle' built by Saxon Princess Ethelfleda, King Alfred the Great's daughter in 915 A.D., which was near the first support of the railway bridge, close to this spot. Shipbuilding here since 1810, with facilities owned by, amongst others, John Anderton & Co., Anderton & LeCouteur, Speakman & Sons, and perhaps most famously, Richard Abel & Sons. Two of Abel's boats still exist today - Oakdale (built 1951) and Mossdale (built in Northwich c.1860, and bought and rebuilt by Abel's). These boats are the last remaining 'Mersey Flats'. The last boat built at the yard was Ruth Bate in 1953. The site closed because of the building of the Jubilee Bridge and changes to Abel's business, which closed in 1964.

Runcorn Railway Bridge, Mersey Road, Runcorn, United Kingdom where she built near

Celebrating 1100 years since Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians, Daughter of King Alfred the Great, founded Stafford as a fortified town in 913

Shire Hall Gallery, Market Square, Stafford, United Kingdom where she founded (2017)