Æthelflæd (Hardcover)

A Ladybird Expert Book: England’s Forgotten Founder (The Ladybird Expert Series #21)

By Tom Holland

Penguin Random House UK, 9780718188269, 56pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2019

List Price: 16.95*
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Description

Part of the ALL-NEW LADYBIRD EXPERT SERIES.

- Who was Æthelflæd?
- What role did she play in the founding of England?
- How has her legacy lasted to this day?

DISCOVER the epic history of England's forgotten queen. Planting cities, sponsoring learning and defeating her people's enemies, Æthelflæd laid the foundations of a kingdom that lasts to this day.

THE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMAN THAT ENGLISH HISTORY FORGOT

Tom Holland's Æthelflæd puts a spotlight on this formidable leader, pulling her out of the shadowy history of the dark ages.



About the Author

Tom Holland is the best-selling author of Rubicon, which won the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, Persian Fire, Millennium, In the Shadow of the Sword and, most recently, Dynasty. His translation of Herodotus' Histories was published by Penguin Classics in 2013, and his biogpraphy of Athelstan in the Penguin Monarchs series in 2016.


Praise For Æthelflæd: A Ladybird Expert Book: England’s Forgotten Founder (The Ladybird Expert Series #21)

The artwork is gloriously retro, echoing the original Ladybird house style but containing completely up to date information. - - Shiny New Books