Tag Archives: England

Aethelflaed, Lady of Mercia

O potent Elfleda! Maid, men’s terror! You did conquer nature’s self; worthy The name of man! More beauteous nature’s form of A woman; but your valour shall secure Man’s higher name. For name you only need Not sex to change; … Continue reading

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Aelfthryth, Queen of England

In researching medieval queens, I came across the story of a queen having all the elements of a fairy tale. Her name is Aelfthryth, the wife of King Edgar the Peaceable who was the great-grandson of Alfred the Great. Her … Continue reading

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Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Duchess of Suffolk

We would like to continue our series on Tudor queens by examining the life of Mary Tudor, the younger sister of King Henry VIII. She began as a victim of circumstances but ended up marrying the love of her life. … Continue reading

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Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland

Quaint legends to our hearts endear Our sainted Scottish Queen: Alone, unseen, oft strayed she here In thoughtful mood, serene; Thus oft from yonder ancient towers She sought from pomp to dwell, And pondered o’er life’s fleeting hours Beside her … Continue reading

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Scota, The Mother of Scotland

Serendipity: The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident. Don’t you just love when that occurs? Bear with me while I tell you what happened. I was at the bookstore, looking for some captivating history and discovered this book “Saxons, … Continue reading

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