Book Review: “Æthelflæd: The Lady of the Mercians” by Tim Clarkson
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Book Review: “Æthelflæd: The Lady of the Mercians” by Tim Clarkson

Tim Clarkson writes a remarkable biography of Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians. He consolidates the few known facts of her life into a concise political history of Anglo-Saxon England. It doesn’t, perhaps, reimagine her story, but he does provide readers with a wonderful account of this fascinating woman.

Of Merchants, Mythology, & Mercians: My Top Books of 2023
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Of Merchants, Mythology, & Mercians: My Top Books of 2023

2023 has been an excellent year for reading! I’ve narrowed down some of my top choices including works by new and independent authors such as Margaret Kasimatis, Yvonne Korshak, Vera Bell, and Kiersten Marcil. I’ve also included historical fiction and non-fiction works by established authors on topics such as Greek mythology, Anglo-Saxon England, and Renaissance Italy. Enjoy!