Ethelfleda and Chester

Chester city walls

The Roman north and east walls were repaired. The circuit was extended during the Anglo-Saxon period. The south and west walls are Anglo Saxon and may date from this time, but of course many repairs have been carried out during the last thousand years. This is a view of part of the south walls of Chester today.

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Window in Cathedral

Ethelfleda was responsible for the work finished in 907 and she is shown in a stained glass window of Chester Cathedral which traces its foundation to this date. Ethelfleda arranged for St Werburg's bones to be brought from Hanbury in Staffordshire to Chester to give the Church and new town on ancient foundations more influence and possibly pilgrims to boost commerce in the re-established town.

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