Aethelflaeda Monument, Tamworth Castle

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Date:1974

Description:The Aethelflaeda Monument, of Aethelflaeda and her nephew Athelstan, was built for Tamworth's Millenary Celebrations of 1913. The Millenary marked the 1000th anniversary of when Aethelflaeda, the Lady of the Mercians, freed Tamworth from the Danes and fortified the town.

Aethelflaeda was the eldest daughter of Alfred the Great and became known as the Lady of the Mercians after the death of her husband, Aethelred, in 910. Aethelflaeda became the ruler of the Mercians, planning and leading expeditions personally, against the Vikings.

The monument is seen here in situ in the grounds of Tamworth Castle, opposite Holloway Lodge, where it remained in 2002.


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1790s
A watercolour of Tamworth Castle
A watercolour of Tamworth Castle

This watercolour of Tamworth Castle was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1799 by ...

1880s
Drawing Room, Tamworth Castle
Drawing Room, Tamworth Castle

This photograph shows the interior of Tamworth Castle's State Withdrawing Room, ...

1890s
Tamworth Borough Council at Tamworth Castle
Tamworth Borough Council at Tamworth Castle

Tamworth Borough Council outside Tamworth Castle. On the front row are, from left ...

1920s
St. John Ambulance, Tamworth Castle
St. John Ambulance, Tamworth Castle

1950s
Tamworth Castle
Tamworth Castle

Tamworth Castle with Holloway Lodge in the foreground. Tamworth's Norman motte and ...

1980s
Jacobean porch and courtyard, Tamworth Castle
Jacobean porch and courtyard, Tamworth Castle

The coat of arms of the Ferrers family is seen carved in stone above the main doorway ...

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