Hidden historical heroines (#05: Queen Ælfthryth)

  Ælfthryth of Devon (c. 945 – c.1001) was a Saxon Queen: wife, stepmother and mother to a succession of kings. She was in fact the first king’s wife known to have been crowned and anointed as Queen of the Kingdom of England.   To say Ælfthryth was a ‘heroine’ is stretching the usual definition […]